Multiple employees of the e-commerce giant Amazon were trapped this Friday inside a company warehouse after the collapse of this building located in Edwardsville (Illinois, USA), an area in which severe weather has been registered. including a tornado.
This was reported by authorities and local media, which explained that both the Saint Clair County Emergency Services and the Edwardsville Fire Department immediately went to the affected building after the first alerts to begin the rescue tasks of the trapped workers. .RELATED
Despite these reports, the exact number of workers inside the warehouse and whether there were serious injuries or major damage is unknown so far.
The collapse of the building was known shortly after a tornado made landfall in that town, around 20:30 local time (2:30 GMT time).
Edwardsville, a small city of about 25,000, is located near the Illinois-Missouri border, about 450 kilometers southwest of Chicago.