2 Amazon warehouse deaths confirmed in Illinois after collapse during severe storm

At least two Amazon workers in Illinois were killed and others injured Friday night when a warehouse collapsed during a severe storm that moved through the St. Louis area.

Tornadoes and storms swept across several Midwest and Southern states, including IllinoisMissouriArkansasKentucky and Tennessee, leaving destruction in their wake.

Local emergency responders called the fulfillment center collapse in Edwardsville, Illinois, about 25 miles east of St. Louis, a “mass casualty incident.”

Thirty people were bused to Pontoon Beach, Illinois, to be reunited with family, officials said.

A wall the length of a football field and the warehouse’s roof collapsed. Around 100 emergency vehicles descended upon the fulfillment center where dozens of workers were reportedly trapped.

Source: 2 Amazon warehouse deaths confirmed in Illinois after collapse during severe storm

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