Two dead after tornado strikes Baltimore

"Severe weather damaged one of our facilities in Baltimore City".

Another person is unaccounted for.

Chief Roman Clark told the media that a 50-foot wall collapsed at the Amazon Fulfillment Center after a storm hit the area.

Two people were killed when part of an Amazon Fulfillment Center collapsed amid severe weather, a spokeswoman for the retail giant said Saturday.

A 50-by-50-foot wall collapsed at the facility, which is located in southeast Baltimore, at around 10:30 p.m. on Friday.

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

Two people have died after a heavy storm caused an Amazon warehouse in Baltimore to partially collapse.

Farther west, roof damage to several buildings - along with numerous downed trees - were reported in Mount Airy, Maryland, said Lam. "It just sounded like bombs were dropping everywhere".

Officials are unaware of any other injuries but are continuing to assess the scene.

Amazon released a statement on Saturday and said that the building would remain closed until further notice. "Thank you to the emergency response teams who have been working through the night". "Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families impacted by Friday evening's tragic event".

  • Eleanor Harrison