Two dead after Amazon building partially collapses in Baltimore

Marcus Newton
November 5, 2018

Two people were killed when part of an Amazon distribution warehouse collapsed amid severe weather, a spokeswoman for the retail giant said Saturday.

"Last night severe weather impacted one of our Baltimore facilities resulting in 2 fatalities", he wrote.

Fire officials responded to a call about a potential collapse of the Amazon Fulfillment Center building at around 10:30 p.m. on Friday night.

Another person is unaccounted for.

Baltimore fire chief Roman Clark initially said one person was dead at the hospital and another missing, but the missing person was found dead under heavy debris early Saturday morning.

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"First responders remain onsite assessing the damage".

A storm rolled through the area bringing down the 50-foot wall and forcing those in the building to evacuate, according to NBC News. "The safety of our employees and contractors is our top priority, and at this time the building remains closed".

The images shared by news agencies and local people from outside the spot showed a badly damaged truck and a knocked over the light pole.

Roofs were reported to have been blown off apartment buildings in Dundalk, Maryland, while sections of ceilings were said to have fallen in at the Twin Arch Shopping Center's TJ Maxx and HomeGoods store.

The National Weather Service is surveying the area to determine whether a tornado touched down.

Other reports by MaliBehiribAe

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