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Mexican Road Collapse Following Earthquake Close to U.S. Border

Mexican road collapses after a series of earthquakes. Mexican authorities say a 300-yard section of a highway near the U.S. border has collapsed, sinking about 100 feet (30 metres) after a series of small earthquakes.

The 300-yard section of the road, which leads to port city Ensenada on the Baja California peninsula, slid into the Pacific Ocean.

A cement truck driver is lucky to be alive after the coastal highway he was driving on in Mexico cracked and sunk some 300 feet down a mountainside into the sea near the U.S. border. The driver was rescued by heavy machinery before his truck fell down to the beach below.

The collapse occurred about 58 miles south of the American border, closing the scenic road near the San Miguel toll booth.
Some media reports suggest that the road may remain closed for up to a year with vehicles advised to use a smaller, alternate freeway.

Mexican road collapse

The road had already seen evidence of fractures and sinking in recent days, according to a San Diego Union-Tribune report which said the small fractures suddenly turned into enormous cracks on the cliffside in the early hours of Saturday, plunging the highway deeper and toward the sea, with some parts caving almost 300 feet.

Mexican Road Collapse Following Earthquake Close to U.S. Border.

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