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At Least 2 Dead In Building Collapse At Amazon Warehouse In Baltimore

At Least 2 Dead In Building Collapse At Amazon Warehouse In Baltimore”

Chief Roman Clark tells the Sun that a 15-metre wall collapsed today at the Amazon Fulfillment Centre as a storm hit the area.

A company official says a second person is dead after part of an Amazon distribution warehouse collapsed amid severe weather in Baltimore.

In a statement, Amazon said "severe weather" caused a wall to collapse at the facility in Dundalk.

A storm rolled through the area bringing down the 50-foot wall and forcing those in the building to evacuate, according to NBC News.

News reports cited city fire officials as saying one man was found under debris on Friday night and later pronounced dead, while a second man's body was recovered early on Saturday.

Another person is unaccounted for. "The whole side (of the building) was just dropping", he said. No other injuries were reported.

Amazon's senior vice president of operations Dave Clark said in a tweet Saturday that there were two fatalities at the site.

"First responders remain onsite assessing the damage". The safety of our employees and contractors is our top priority and we have safely evacuated the building. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families impacted by last night's tragic event, ' the spokesperson added.

The National Weather Service reports the tornado Friday night packed winds peaking at around 105 mph (169 kph) and traveled 2.5 miles (4 kilometers) through Baltimore.



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