Amazon building partially collapses in Baltimore

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

"Last night, severe weather impacted one of our facilities in Baltimore City resulting in two fatalities".

Baltimore Fire Department Chief Roman Clark said that one of the victims was an adult male who was found trapped underneath heavy debris at the Amazon warehouse.

An Amazon official says the two people killed after part of a distribution warehouse in Baltimore collapsed amid severe weather weren't employees of the online retail giant, but worked for an outside company. That person was taken to a hospital and declared dead, per CBS Baltimore; a second body was found early Saturday, officials say. No other injuries were reported.

Two people have died in a partial building collapse at an Amazon Fulfillment Center in southeast Baltimore, officials said Saturday.

The site was still an active scene as of Saturday afternoon, and an Amazon spokesperson told the paper that the building had been closed.

"First responders remain onsite assessing the damage".

The Amazon Fulfillment Center was one of several buildings to suffer from storm-related damage.

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

"A squall line moved through the Baltimore area late Friday with locally heavy rainfall and gusty winds", said weather.com meteorologist Linda Lam. "Winds gusts of 30 to 40 miles per hour were measured in the area".

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