The Amazon warehouse in Collinsville, Illinois has collapsed.
Deaths have been confirmed but not quantified.
The collapse was due to the stormy weather that hit Illinois.
Police have confirmed that workers died after an Amazon warehouse in Edwardsville, Illinois, collapsed due to bad weather.
The soccer field-length wall and the roof above it collapsed in the warehouse at 8:33 pm. In a statement to insiders, Edwardsville police confirmed that the dead had been confirmed, but could not state the exact number.
The department describes the scene as “active search and recovery.”
More than 11 ambulance crews from the surrounding area are participating in the scene.
Hours after the event, Write to FacebookThe Collinsville Emergency Management Agency described the incident as a “massive casualty accident,” stating that “subjects were trapped inside.”
“Please bear with us. Our firefighters do everything they can to reunite everyone they love,” Edwardsville Police Chief Mike Phil Buck told KMOV-TV. I am. “
Approximately three hours after the collapse was reported, 46 Amazon workers rescued from the building were taken by bus to Pontoon Beach Police Station by Madison County Transit. KMOV reported..
FOX2 spokes To the stepchild of an Amazon worker who was missing.
“Our mother is basically hysterical at this point and is trying to find out what’s going on. She’s really worried. We’re also worried. At this point I’m Is starting to be pretty scared of his injuries and worsening, “Connor Jones said.
Reuters spoke to Sarah Biaman, who was waiting in the warehouse for her husband, an Amazon employee at the site.
She told reporters that he hadn’t contacted him since the collapse.
“I just heard the news and we live in Edwardsville. We lost power, so I decided to come here to see what’s going on, and I I didn’t expect the building to look so bad. M I’m worried about the illness. “She said.
The collapse was due to a tornado and a violent storm that struck five states, including Arkansas, Illinois, Tennessee, Kentucky, and Missouri.
Governor of Illinois JB Pritzker Tweet That “[his] Tonight we pray with the people of Edwardsville. I contacted the mayor and provided the necessary state resources. “
when KMOV contacted Amazon In a comment, spokesman Richard Rocha said: “Employee and partner safety and well-being are currently our top priorities. We are assessing the situation and sharing additional information when it becomes available.”
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