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Arizona border wall work delayed after two containers collapsed

Arizona's Republican governor uses shipping containers to close 1,000-foot gap in US-Mexico border wall near Yuma, Arizona An effort by Doug Ducey suffered a setback when two stacked containers fell over.

Claudia Ramos, Digital Her Platform Correspondent for her Univision Noticias in Arizona, posted a picture of the lying container Monday morning on her Twitter feed. . She said they fell on the US side of the border.

There are no eyewitnesses to testify to what happened on Sunday night.

Ramos said contractors in the area told her that strong monsoon winds may have caused the container to topple over.

However, Ducey spokesman C.J. Karamargin said he doubted that hypothesis, adding that the container weighed thousands of pounds even though it was empty.

"It is unlikely that this was a weather phenomenon," said Karamargin, suggesting that someone who opposed the wall was to blame. The pair were fixed by early Monday morning.

"Obviously we got nervous. They don't like what we are doing and they don't want to keep the border open," a spokesman said.

Officials at Ducey's office say they acted to stop immigration after the Biden administration repeatedly failed to deliver on promises to close the gap.

} Federal officials have not commented on state actions taken without express permission on federal land. Started moving and stacking 2.7 meter (9 foot high) shipping containers. Her two other 305-meter (1,000-foot) gaps are also closed. A 1.2 meter (4 foot) razor wire is attached to the top of the container.

Karamargin said border guards informed the governor's office around midnight that the container had been knocked over.

"They have not yet been secured," he said. "This happened before I fixed the container to the ground. The container was later bolted down and stuck."