Dead After Wall Collapses at Amazon Distribution Center

Amazon fulfillment center in Baltimore

Amazon fulfillment center in Baltimore

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.

That's how an Amazon employee describes to WBAL what happened Friday night at one of the company's fulfillment centers in southeast Baltimore after the building partially collapsed.

The first person was found Friday night and was then taken to the hospital.

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

The fire department said the weather-related collapse happened at the Amazon Fulfillment Centre late Friday.

Baltimore Fire Department Chief Roman Clark said that one of the victims was an adult male who was found trapped underneath heavy debris at the Amazon warehouse. They recovered the body of a second man on Saturday, Clark said.

The National Weather Service confirmed Saturday that the city's storm damage resulted from an EF-1 tornado. "Our thoughts go out to all families impacted by this evening's severe weather".

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.

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

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