Six dead, no hope of more survivors after tornadoes destroy Amazon warehouse near St Louis By Reuters

Six dead, no hope of more survivors after tornadoes destroy Amazon warehouse near St Louis By Reuters
2/2 Six dead, no hope of more survivors after tornadoes destroy Amazon warehouse near St Louis© Reuters. Construction crews work at the site of a roof collapse at an Amazon distribution center in Edwardsville, Illinois, U.S. December 11, 2021. REUTERS/Lawrence Bryant 2/2

By Richa Naidu

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (Reuters) -Six Amazon.com Inc (NASDAQ:) 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.

Tornadoes https://www.reuters.com/world/us/fifty-people-likely-killed-tornadoes-kentucky-governor-2021-12-11 ripped through six U.S. states Friday night, leaving…

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