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Mexico under clouds of dust as luxury shopping center collapses

The site in the south of the capital, called Artz Pedregal, opened in March, according to local media. It was not immediately clear what caused the collapse.


Reuters 12 Jul 2018, 05:29 PM Mexico

A portion of a multilevel luxury shopping center in Mexico City collapsed on Thursday, sending debris flying and kicking up clouds of gray dust, television images showed.

No deaths or injuries were immediately reported at the site, Mexico's civil protection agency said.

The site in the south of the capital, called Artz Pedregal, opened in March, according to local media. It was not immediately clear what caused the collapse.

Mexican planning officials developed a building code with strict safety standards after a 1985 quake toppled hundreds of buildings in Mexico City.

Even so, a 7.1 magnitude earthquake last September caused dozens of buildings to collapse and killed about 370 people in the capital and surrounding states, raising concern over Mexico's construction codes and practices. 

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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