2 contractors killed in Amazon warehouse collapse in Baltimore

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One person was killed Friday after a partial building collapse at the Amazon Fulfillment Center in Baltimore. Search crews worked hours that night and later found the unaccounted for person under rubble before they were taken to the hospital where they were pronounced dead Saturday morning.

A second victim was found about an hour later, he said.

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

The incident occurred late Friday as severe winds and heavy rain swept into Maryland's largest city, according to Hogan and a statement by an Amazon executive.

Chief Roman Clark tells the Sun that a 15-metre wall collapsed today at the Amazon Fulfillment Centre as a storm hit the area.

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.

Officials are unaware of any other injuries but are continuing to assess the scene. Both people were third party contractors and not Amazon employees. "Thank you to the emergency response teams who have been working through the night".

The National Weather Service is surveying the area to determine whether a tornado touched down. "Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families impacted by Friday evening's tragic event".

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