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Tornado aftermath: Amazon 'deeply saddened' by deaths at warehouse that suffered 'catastrophic damage'
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Amazon said it was "deeply saddened" by the deaths of at least two workers at an Illinois warehouse on Friday night.
"Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their loved ones, and everyone impacted by the storm," spokesperson Kelly Nantel. "We also want to thank all the first responders for their ongoing efforts on scene. We’re continuing to provide support to our employees and partners in the area."
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At least two people were killed and others injured when the Edwardsville fulfillment center collapsed – including a wall the length of a football field – during a severe storm in the St. Louis area.
It wasn't immediately clear whether the damage had been caused by straight-line storms or a tornado, but the National Weather Service office near St. Louis reported "radar-confirmed tornadoes" in the Edwardsville area around the time of the collapse.
Local emergency responders called it a "mass casualty incident," and around 100 emergency vehicles descended on the area.
The families of the victims were being notified early Saturday, according to the Edwardsville Police Department.