At Least 2 Dead In Building Collapse At Amazon Warehouse In Baltimore

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A second person was also killed as a result of this incident.

A 50-foot-by-50-foot wall was said to have come down, and one person was found unresponsive under the debris after first responders arrived on the scene just before 10:30pm, Baltimore City Fire Department rep Roman Clark tells CNN.

Amazon spokeswoman Rachael Lighty attributed the collapse to "severe weather" in a statement sent to multiple media outlets.

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At least two people died in the partial collapse of an Amazon.com Inc distribution warehouse in Baltimore caused by severe weather, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan and the company said on Saturday. Officials say a 50-foot wall at the warehouse collapsed.

The newspaper reported one man was pulled from the debris and pronounced dead at hospital, and the body of a second man was later found. "Thank you to the emergency response teams who have been working through the night".

Footage taken by WJZ at the Amazon Fulfillment Center revealed overturned, large delivery trucks, as well as knocked down light polls, fallen corrugated metal sheets and other damage.

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

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

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

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