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San Ysidro border crossing to reopen after collapse injures 11

September 14, 2011 | 10:07 pm

Officials Wednesday night were planning to reopen part of the San Ysidro border crossing that has been closed to northbound traffic from Mexico after a scaffolding collapse injured 11 people.

Beginning at midnight, 13 lanes will be open to process travelers at the busy border crossing, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency said.

The far right northbound lanes, however, will remain closed. Customs officers were processing pedestrian traffic Wednesday night.

The collapse occurred about 10:45 a.m., trapping vehicles and people under the rubble, officials said.

Rescuers assessed 24 people for injuries, and 11 were taken to hospitals. Four of them were construction workers, one of them injured seriously, officials said.


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Video: Raw helicopter video of the collapse.

Credit: Fox 5 / San Diego