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New section of Trump’s border wall falls over into Mexico

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Newly installed panels from the US border wall fell over in high winds, landing on trees on the Mexican side of the border.

Newly installed panels from the US border wall fell over in high winds, landing on trees on the Mexican side of the border.

The area is part of an ongoing construction project to improve existing sections of the wall.

Agent Carlos Pitones of the Customs and Border Patrol sector in El Centro, California, told CNN that the sections that gave way had recently been set in a new concrete foundation in Calexico, California.

The border wall fell over in strong winds.

The concrete had not yet cured, according to Pitones, and the wall panels were unable to withstand the windy conditions.

The National Weather Service reports that winds in the area gusted as high as 60km per hour on Wednesday.

Video from CNN affiliate KYMA shows the metal panels leaning against trees adjacent to a Mexicali, Mexico, street as the wind whips up dirt from the construction site on the other side of the border.

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"We are grateful there was no property damage or injuries," said Pitones.

The CBP says local Mexicali officials diverted traffic from the area of the accident, and the agency is working with the Mexican government on the next steps to right the wall.

Pitones said it is not currently known how long the construction work in the area will need to be suspended in order to allow for cleanup.

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A member of the migrant caravan sits atop the border wall between the United States and Mexico.

Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/world/trump-today-new-section-of-border-wall-falls-over-into-mexico/f7c114e8-bf00-4d5c-b60d-addbabeacb64

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