Dead After Amazon Center Partially Collapses in Baltimore, Maryland

Gladys Abbott
November 5, 2018

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

- Investigators have identified two men who were killed Friday night after an EF-1 tornado caused a building collapse at Baltimore's Amazon fulfillment center.

Friday night's storm system produced an EF-1 tornado that touched down in Baltimore City and County, producing winds of over 100 miles per hour and knocking down part of an Amazon.com warehouse, killing two people. 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.

Fire Chief Roman Clark told the Baltimore Sun a 50-foot wall fell down at the Amazon Fulfillment Center as a storm hit the area.

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Amazon spokesman Dave Clark, the senior vice president of operations, said in a statement Saturday: "The safety of our employees and contractors is our top priority and at this time the building remains closed".

A second victim was found about an hour later, he said. "Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families impacted by Friday evening's tragic event".

The images shared by news agencies and local people from outside the spot showed a badly damaged truck and a knocked over the light pole.

According to the National Weather Service, two tornadoes struck Maryland Friday night - one in Baltimore along the county line and one in Mt.

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