Baltimore Amazon warehouse wall collapse: 2 dead, fire chief says

05 November, 2018, 00:42 | Author: Brooke Harris
  • Amazon fulfillment center in Baltimore

Emergency personnel look over a damaged truck, November 3, 2018, after a weather-related building collapse at an Amazon distribution warehouse in Baltimore. He added that the second person is still missing.

Fire Chief Roman Clark told the Baltimore Sun a 50-foot wall fell down at the Amazon Fulfillment Center as a storm hit the area.

If it turns out that it was, in fact, a tornado that touched down, the two Amazon Fulfillment Center deaths would be the first tornado-related deaths to be experienced in Maryland since 2002, according to the Sun.

At least two people are dead after a partial building collapse on Friday night at an Amazon warehouse in Baltimore. Officials say a 50-foot wall at the warehouse collapsed.

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The National Weather Service will have to determine if weather was ultimately a cause in the collapse, CBS Baltimore reports. "It just sounded like bombs were dropping everywhere".

One of the two men was found under debris and taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. "The whole side (of the building) was just dropping", he said. No other injuries were reported by Amazon.

Dave Clark, Amazon's SVP of operations, confirmed the deaths in a statement on Saturday on Twitter. "Our thoughts go out to all families impacted by this evening's severe weather".

Amazon closed the entire building following the wall collapse.



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