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

"Severe weather damaged one of our facilities in Baltimore City".

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. He reported that one person was found under the debris of the collapsed building and later was taken to the hospital, where he was declared dead by the doctors.

A partial collapse of an Amazon warehouse in Baltimore, Maryland, on November 2, killed two people, according to a fire chief quoted by the Baltimore Sun. "Thank you to the emergency response teams who have been working through the night". Officials said a 50ft wall at the warehouse collapsed.

The site was still an active scene as of Saturday afternoon, and an Amazon spokesperson told the paper that the building had been closed. "Our thoughts go out to all families impacted by this evening's severe weather".

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

The storm pulled off part of the Amazon building's roof, including iron rafters.

Employees said the whole side of the building collapsed and rain was pouring in.

The National Weather Service is determining whether the storm's strong winds can be classified as a tornado.



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