Two dead after part of Amazon warehouse collapses in Baltimore

Two dead after part of Amazon warehouse collapses in Baltimore

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

People look over a damaged truck, November 3, 2018, after a weather-related building collapse at an Amazon distribution warehouse in Baltimore. He was taken to the hospital, where he was then declared dead. Officials say a 50-foot wall at the warehouse collapsed.

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

"Due to the damage caused by Friday evening's severe weather, deliveries associated with this package sortation center are experiencing delays". The body of the second person was found early Saturday.

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They were not Amazon employees, but third-party contractors. "The safety of our employees and contractors is our top priority and at this time the building remains closed", Rachel Lighty, a company spokeswoman, told the Sun. We are incredibly thankful for the quick response from emergency services.

It left a track of intermittent damage, flipping over a tractor-trailer, ripping down part of the warehouse, and tearing off the roof of a nearby apartment complex in Dundalk, he said.

Officials are still considering the Amazon warehouse an "active scene" and said that firefighters would keep sifting through debris to ensure that there were no other victims buried beneath.

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