Tlalpan delegate Claudia Sheinbaum said that Colegio Enrique Rébsamen, which collapsed last Tuesday, was well built and had all its papers in order. She also said that land use attribution is the responsibility of the Mexico City Urban Development and Housing Secretariat (Seduvi).
Sheinbaum said that the building followed the usual construction requirements for schools and that the building collapsed due to structural failure, a consequence of the intensity of the earthquake in the area.
She stated that structural building safety is the responsibility of the Director of Works and that the school was checked on June 2017 and was confirmed to be well built.
The delegate said that although the use of school land was in order, it was built on an area where buildings had collapsed in 1983 and that Seduvi was responsible for allocating land for use.
Sheinbaum said that the school records have been in place since 1983 when construction began, that there are documents about the school and that although there were some suspensions, dated 2010 and 2014, the school had paid its fines.