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One person dead, another missing in the USA after Amazon building collapse

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A wall collapsed at an Amazon warehouse in Baltimore on Nov. 2 2018.                        Courtesy of Jenna Dorsey

"Last night, severe weather impacted one of our Baltimore facilities resulting in two fatalities", Dave Clark, Amazon's senior vice president of operations, said on Twitter.

According to the reports, a weather-related building collapsed at Amazon's distribution warehouse in Baltimore's southeast in Maryland on Friday. He was taken to the hospital, where he was then declared dead.

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'.

Fire Chief Roman Clark told the Baltimore Sun a 50-foot wall fell down at the Amazon Fulfillment Center as a storm hit the area.

The Baltimore Sun reports the victims were a 54-year-old employee of a real estate consulting firm and the 37-year-old owner of a trucking company that contracted with Amazon.

Another person is unaccounted for.

The tornado blew off a section of the roof of what Amazon calls its Baltimore sortation center, near the city's eastern border in Dundalk.

The National Weather Service is surveying the area to determine whether a tornado touched down. We are working with emergency responders to assess the damage and we are thankful for their quick response this evening. No other injuries were reported by Amazon.

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