Scenic Mexico Highway Collapses After Rain, Quakes

A portion of a scenic highway near the U.S.-Mexico border collapsed Saturday, plunging the highway toward the sea with some parts caving almost 300 feet and forcing the closure of the route, according to reports. There were no victims reported and the highway will likely be closed for the next few weeks, authorities said. Mexico’s federal highway authority said the collapse occurred about 58 miles south of the border city of Tijuana, according to The Associated Press. The road leads to the port city of Ensenada, on the Baja California peninsula. The agency said it came after several earlier small earthquakes, ranging in magnitude from 1.3 to 4.3, combined with recent heavy rainfall, the AP reported.

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