Winds tear down the border wall of the United States that is being built; falls in mexico

CALEXICO, California (AP) - A part of the border being built in California It collapsed with high winds, falling on a busy street on the Mexican side, authorities said Thursday. Nobody was hurt. Concrete had not yet dried on several panels of steel poles topped with metal plates, which fell Wednesday about 2.5 miles (4 kilometers) east of a border crossing that connects the downtown areas of Calexico, California, and Mexicali, Mexico, Border Patrol spokesman Carlos Pythons said. The 30-foot (9-meter) high barriers are being installed across the border as the Trump administration accelerates construction to lift about 450 miles (2,070 kilometers) of wall at the end of next year. The border wall has been a priority for President Donald Trump. The trees prevented some panels from falling on Mexicali Street, which runs parallel to the wall. Other panels took to the road. Mexicali journalist Heriberto Reyes said he saw six panels shot down. The Border Patrol refused to say exactly how many fell. Reyes said the vehicles could have been crushed if they were on the road at that time. In my opinion, they avoided a tragedy, he said. The Border Patrol is discussing the incident with the contractor, Pitones said. The contractor, SLSCO Ltd., referred questions to the Border Patrol. The company, based in Galveston, Texas, was awarded the 11-mile (17.5-kilometer) project in December 2018 as part of a $ 156 million contract to replace existing barriers in California, using Department of Homeland Security funds from the 2018 fiscal year. This story has not been edited by The Times of India and is automatically generated from a syndicated feed to which we subscribe. (This story has not been edited by and is automatically generated from a syndicated feed to which we subscribe.)