Six dead after tornado struck Amazon warehouse causing it to collapse (updated)

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Published by iTrucker at 10 Dec

Six dead after tornado struck Amazon warehouse causing it to collapse (updated)

UPDATE:

EDWARDSVILLE, IL., Dec 11 – “Six Amazon workers were confirmed dead on Saturday after a series of tornadoes roared through a warehouse near St Louis, ripping off its roof and causing 11-inch thick concrete walls longer than football fields to collapse on themselves.

At least 45 Amazon employees made it out safely from the rubble of the 500,000-square-foot Edwardsville, Illinois facility, fire chief James Whiteford said. Authorities had given up hope of finding more survivors as they shifted from rescue to recovery efforts that were expected to last days”. – According to Reuters.com

Read the full and original article HERE 

Source and credits: Reuters

Earlier, Amazon CEO Andy Jassy posted on Twitter that the company was “heartbroken over the loss” of its staff members and would continue to work closely with the local authorities on the rescue efforts.

 

 

Earlier news:

Amazon warehouse in Edwardsville, IL collapsed, likely struck by tornado. Possible mass injuries are reported.

“We’re following the breaking news of a partial collapse at an Amazon Warehouse in Edwardsville, IL. It is located on Gateway Commerce Drive.

Anywhere from 50-100 people are still trapped inside the warehouse. This has been declared a Mass Casualty Event. Thirty fire departments and 40 ambulances are on the scene.

This is a developing story, stay tuned for the updates.

One-Third of the warehouse has collapsed. Injuries are suspected, no word on fatalities”. – According to the Facebook post by ILStormTrackers

 

Click on the post below to see the updates

Source and credits: Illinois Weather 

 

iTrucker  / Mario Pawlowski / iTrucker.com

 

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