November 20, 2018

Two dead after part of Amazon warehouse collapses in Baltimore

04 November 2018, 06:14 | Hattie Nash

4Credit Rachel Wyatt

4Credit Rachel Wyatt

A storm rolled through the area bringing down the 50-foot wall and forcing those in the building to evacuate, according to NBC News.

Two people were killed when part of an Amazon Fulfillment Center collapsed amid severe weather, a spokeswoman for the retail giant said Saturday. Rachael Lighty, a spokesperson for Amazon, told ABC News in a statement that the two victims were third-party contractors and not Amazon employees.

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"Last night, severe weather impacted one of our Baltimore facilities resulting in two fatalities", Dave Clark, Amazon's senior vice president of operations, said on Twitter.

Mr Clark says one person was found under debris and taken to a hospital, where they was pronounced dead, the Sun reports.

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That's how an Amazon employee describes to WBAL what happened Friday night at one of the company's fulfillment centers in southeast Baltimore after the building partially collapsed. He added that the second person is still missing. First responders, fire fighters and search and rescue crews continued to comb through the debris.

The Baltimore City Fire Department did not immediately return a request for comment.

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