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One person dead, another missing in the United States after Amazon building collapse

One person dead, another missing in the United States after Amazon building collapse

This footage, showing the Amazon facility, was taken by videographer Vincent Figueroa.

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. The body of the second person was found early Saturday.

Chief Roman Clark tells the Sun that a 50-foot wall collapsed late Friday at the Amazon Fulfillment Center as a storm hit the area.

Amazon said the victims were not employees but contracters.




As Amazon and warehouse owner Duke Realty continue to assess the damage from a deadly tornado that struck Baltimore on Friday, the web retailer said delivery of packages bound for addresses across the Mid-Atlantic is delayed.

Officials said there weren't any other reports of people missing. We are incredibly thankful for the quick response from emergency services. "Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families impacted by Friday evening's tragic event".

Roofs were reported to have been blown off apartment buildings in Dundalk, Maryland, while sections of ceilings were said to have fallen in at the Twin Arch Shopping Center's TJ Maxx and HomeGoods store.

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