One Dead, One Missing After Building Collapse at Amazon Warehouse in Maryland

The Associated Press
By The Associated Press
November 3, 2018US News
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One Dead, One Missing After Building Collapse at Amazon Warehouse in Maryland
Packages pass through a scanner at an Amazon fulfillment center in Baltimore, Maryland on Aug. 3, 2017. (Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

BALTIMORE—The fire department says one person is dead and another was unaccounted for after a weather-related building collapse at an Amazon distribution warehouse on Baltimore’s southeast side, the Baltimore Sun reports.

Chief Roman Clark tells the Sun that a 50-foot wall collapsed late Friday, Nov. 2 at the Amazon Fulfillment Center as a storm hit the area. Clark says one person was found under debris and taken to a hospital, where the person was pronounced dead, the Sun reports. He adds that a second person was unaccounted for.

Images taken from outside the facility showed a badly damaged truck and a knocked over a light pole, the Sun reports.

The National Weather Service had earlier warned of thunderstorms in the area, with some producing gusty winds and heavy rain.

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