Amazon: 2 contractors died in building collapse

4Credit Rachel Wyatt

4Credit Rachel Wyatt

That caused concrete panels along a 50-foot (15-meter) section of wall to collapse.

Two people are reported to have died in the partial collapse of an Amazon distribution warehouse on the southeast side of Baltimore, Md.

An Amazon official says the two people killed after part of a distribution warehouse in Baltimore collapsed amid severe weather weren't employees of the online retail giant, but worked for an outside company.

The first man was found under some debris and was transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounced dead from his injuries.

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Baltimore City Fire Department Chief Roman Clark said that a 15m wall collapsed at the facility after a storm descended on the city, according to the Baltimore Sun. He adds that a second person was unaccounted for. "We apologize for the inconvenience to our customers and are working quickly to resolve", Amazon spokeswoman Rachael Lightly said in a statement to WJZ.

Amazon said the victims were not employees but contracters. "Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families impacted by Friday evening's tragic event".

The tornado briefly lifted before touching down again at an apartment complex in Dundalk.

The Weather Service's report came after it sent damage-assessment teams to the Baltimore/Dundalk area and to Mount Airy to see whether tornadoes had touched down there.

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