Two dead after Amazon building partially collapses in Baltimore

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A second person was also killed as a result of this incident.

Severe weather came through the area Friday night at the time of the partial collapse, Clark said.

Two people are dead after a building collapse late Friday at an Amazon distribution warehouse in Baltimore, according to fire officials.

News reports cited city fire officials as saying one man was found under debris on Friday night and later pronounced dead, while a second man's body was recovered early on Saturday.

"We are incredibly thankful for the quick response from emergency services", she added.

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They found that a 50-by-50-foot wall had collapsed at the warehouse, according to Clark.

Officials are still considering the Amazon warehouse an "active scene" and said that firefighters would keep sifting through debris to ensure that there were no other victims buried beneath. "The safety of our employees and contractors is our top priority and at this time the building remains closed", Rachel Lighty, a company spokeswoman, told the Sun.

Storm damage at an Amazon Fulfillment complex in Baltimore.

Farther west, roof damage to several buildings - along with numerous downed trees - were reported in Mount Airy, Maryland, said Lam.

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

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