2 dead after partial building collapse at Amazon warehouse

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Two people were killed when a 50-foot wall collapsed at an Amazon distribution warehouse in Baltimore.

It happened late Friday when a strong storm hit the area.

One person was found under debris and taken to a hospital where that person was pronounced dead and officials said a second person was unaccounted for.

But after crews spent the night moving concrete and debris, Baltimore Fire Chief Roman Clark said Saturday morning the found the body of the missing person under the collapsed wall.

Employees say it sounded like bombs going off when the wall collapsed and the rain poured in.

The National Weather Service is investigating whether a tornado caused the damage.

“Severe weather damaged one of our facilities in Baltimore City. The safety of our employees and contractors is our top priority and we have safely evacuated the building. We are working with emergency responders to assess the damage and we are thankful for their quick response this evening. Our thoughts go out to all families impacted by this evening’s severe weather,” according to a statement released by an Amazon spokesman. 

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