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DEVELOPING STORY: Dozens of first responders are rescuing workers trapped after a roof partially collapsed at an Amazon warehouse in Edwardsville, Illinois. About a third of the warehouse was destroyed by what authorities believe was a tornado. There are reports of as many as 100 workers trapped in the rubble. This story will be updated throughout the night.
UPDATE: 12:02 A.M.
STATEMENT FROM ILLINOIS GOV. J.B. PRITZKER: My prayers are with the people of Edwardsville tonight, and I’ve reached out to the mayor to provide any needed state resources. Our @ILStatePolice and @ReadyIllinois are both coordinating closely with local officials and I will continue to monitor the situation.
UPDATE 11:43 P.M.
STATEMENT FROM SEN. TAMMY DUCKWORTH: I’m monitoring this tragic situation in Edwardsville and my heart goes out to of all those affected, as well as their loved ones. I’ll do everything I can to help the community recover in the days and months ahead.
ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH REPORTS: Police and fire agencies from throughout the region responded to the area of the warehouse collapse, outside of Edwardsville near Interstates 255 and 270, where multiple injuries were possible. There were reports of perhaps 100 or more people trapped inside, although those numbers were not confirmed.
DEVELOPING: Reports of workers trapped after partial roof collapse at Amazon warehouse in Edwardsville, Illinois https://t.co/K9zyyaItqo— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) December 11, 2021
Amazon distribution warehouse in Edwardsville, Ill. is partially collapsed after Friday tornado. pic.twitter.com/QUBKSYUIMP— Robert Cohen (@kodacohen) December 11, 2021
BREAKING: Video shows major damage at Amazon warehouse in Edwardsville, Illinois; dozens of people were reportedly inside pic.twitter.com/T6apS9EY2M— BNO News (@BNONews) December 11, 2021
This was video taken near Hwy 157 & I-270, just east of St. Louis, as a tornado-warned storm moved through. This was near the Amazon facility that sustained damage and where some people were reported trapped inside.— Stephen Morgan (@StephenMorganTV) December 11, 2021
?: Edwardsville, IL
⏰: Approx. 8:40PM (CT) pic.twitter.com/Dz8YSlgcDN