Baltimore Amazon warehouse wall collapse: 2 dead, fire chief says

Baltimore Amazon warehouse wall collapse: 2 dead, fire chief says

Amazon employee Brandon McBride, who was at the warehouse at the time of the wall collapse, told 11 News that "It just sounded like bombs were dropping everywhere" and said that 'There was stuff falling everywhere, you could see the walls were caving in'.

A 50-foot wall in the facility, located in southeast Baltimore, crumbled as a storm passed through the area, according to the Baltimore Sun. One person was found under the debris and taken to a hospital, where they were pronounced dead.

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

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. He adds that a second person was unaccounted for.

Officials are unaware of any other injuries but are continuing to assess the scene.

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Amazon closed the entire building following the wall collapse.

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

The Amazon Fulfillment Center was one of several buildings to suffer from storm-related damage. "The whole side (of the building) was just dropping", he said.

Earlier, the National Weather Service (NWS) had issued a warning about the thunderstorms in the area with strong winds and heavy rain.

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