Two dead after Amazon building partially collapses in Baltimore

Amazon fulfillment center in Baltimore

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Amazon employee Brandon McBride, who was at the warehouse at the time of the wall collapse, told 11 News that "It just sounded like bombs were dropping everywhere" and said that 'There was stuff falling everywhere, you could see the walls were caving in'.

The partial collapse of an Amazon Fulfillment Center killed two workers Friday night.

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.

Baltimore Fire Chief Roman Clark told The Baltimore Sun and WBAL that rescuers pulled one man out from under debris at the North America Sortation Center on Friday, but he died at the hospital.

They were not Amazon employees, but third-party contractors.

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Officials said there weren't any other reports of people missing.

It took rescue crews all night to find the second victim after searching through piles of concrete. "Our thoughts and prayers go out to those impacted by yesterday's tragic event".

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

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

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

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