2 reported killed after wall of Amazon building collapses in Baltimore

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As Amazon and warehouse owner Duke Realty continue to assess the damage from a deadly tornado that struck Baltimore on Friday, the web retailer said delivery of packages bound for addresses across the Mid-Atlantic is delayed.

Two people have died in a partial building collapse at an Amazon Fulfillment Center in southeast Baltimore, officials said Saturday.

Amazon's senior vice-president of operations, Dave Clark, said in a tweet on Saturday there were two fatalities at the site, on the south-east side of the city. One person was found under the debris and taken to a hospital, where they were pronounced dead. Both people were third party contractors and not Amazon employees. The body of the second person was found early Saturday. "The safety of our employees and contractors is our top priority and at this time the building remains closed", Lighty said in an email.

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Officials in Baltimore County reported that the roof on two apartment buildings were also blown off. "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 reports.

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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