Two dead after Amazon building partially collapses in Baltimore

Two dead after Amazon building partially collapses in Baltimore

Two dead after Amazon building partially collapses in Baltimore

The fire department said the weather-related collapse happened at the Amazon Fulfillment Centre late Friday.

The National Weather Service confirmed an EF1 tornado toppled a tractor-trailer on Interstate 95 in Baltimore then struck the Amazon distribution facility with winds as high as 105 mph and then traveled 2.5 miles through Baltimore County.

Clark said the body of a second person was pulled from the rubble around 7:30 a.m. Saturday.

Two men were killed in a partial building collapse at an Amazon facility in Baltimore late Friday in an incident resulting from severe weather, a company executive confirmed Saturday.

Two people have died after a heavy storm caused an Amazon warehouse in Baltimore to partially collapse.

Employee Brandon McBride told WBAL that when the wall fall, it sounded like "bombs were dropping".

One person was found under debris and taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

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.

"We are incredibly thankful for the quick response from emergency services", she added.

Officials are unaware of any other injuries but are continuing to assess the scene. "Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families impacted by Friday evening's tragic event".

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