2 reported killed after wall of Amazon building collapses in Baltimore

05 November, 2018, 00:41 | Author: Eric Barnett
  • 4Credit Rachel Wyatt

Fire chief Roman Clark spoke to the Baltimore Sun.

According to the reports, a weather-related building collapsed at Amazon's distribution warehouse in Baltimore's southeast in Maryland on Friday.

Emergency personnel look over a damaged truck, November 3, 2018, after a weather-related building collapse at an Amazon distribution warehouse in Baltimore.

Two people were killed when part of an Amazon Fulfillment Center collapsed amid severe weather, a spokeswoman for the retail giant said Saturday.

They found that a 50-by-50-foot wall had collapsed at the warehouse, according to Clark. He adds that a second person was unaccounted for.


One person was found under debris and taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. The National Weather Service confirmed Saturday that the city's storm damage resulted from an EF-1 tornado.

Brandon McBride, an employee who was in the building at the time of the collapse, told CNN affiliate that "it just sounded like bombs were dropping everywhere".

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

In a statement, an Amazon spokesperson told the Sun that, 'First responders remain onsite assessing the damage.

Officials are still considering the Amazon warehouse an "active scene" and said that firefighters would keep sifting through debris to ensure that there were no other victims buried beneath.

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