2 dead after Amazon building collapse in severe weather

A wall collapsed at an Amazon warehouse in Baltimore on Nov. 2 2018.                        Courtesy of Jenna Dorsey

A wall collapsed at an Amazon warehouse in Baltimore on Nov. 2 2018. Courtesy of Jenna Dorsey

Two people are dead after a building collapse late Friday at an Amazon distribution warehouse in Baltimore, according to fire officials.

The partial collapse of an Amazon Fulfillment Center killed two workers Friday night.

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. He adds that a second person was unaccounted for.

"Due to the damage caused by the storm, deliveries associated with this package sortation center are experiencing delays", Amazon said in a statement.

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The Baltimore Sun reports the victims were a 54-year-old employee of a real estate consulting firm and the 37-year-old owner of a trucking company that contracted with Amazon. "The safety of our employees and contractors is our top priority, and at this time the building remains closed". We are working with emergency responders to assess the damage and we are thankful for their quick response this evening.

Images taken from outside the facility showed a badly damaged truck and a knocked-over light pole, the Sun reported.

According to the National Weather Service, two tornadoes struck Maryland Friday night - one in Baltimore along the county line and one in Mt.

The tornado briefly lifted before touching down again at an apartment complex in Dundalk.

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