On Friday night, Dec. 3, a tornado collapsed an Amazon warehouse in Illinois, killing at least six people, with a number still unaccounted for.

More than a dozen tornadoes swept through five states in the South and Midwest, injuring many people and trapping dozens of workers at an Amazon warehouse in Illinois after it collapsed.

After a tornado struck the city about 8:30 p.m., up to 100 people could be trapped inside the Amazon facility, local Fox-affiliated TV station KTVI reported.

According to KMOV4, a woman was on the phone with a family member inside the warehouse when it collapsed.

“He was on the phone with me while it was happening,” Aisha White said. “The tornado was hitting the back of the building, the trucks were coming in. I told him to jump out the truck and duck. We watched the building go up, stuff hitting the cars, I told him I was on my way.”

Since arriving at the facility, White went on to say that she has not been able to locate her family member.

During a press conference on Saturday evening, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker announced that the death toll at the Edwardsville Amazon warehouse has risen to at least six people.

At the news conference, other officials stated that the focus of law enforcement has moved to a search and recovery effort. Forty-five people were successfully rescued from the building, and one person was taken to a regional hospital with injuries incurred during the collapse.

James Whiteford, the Edwardsville Fire Department chief, said that emergency responders had to move “very slowly and methodically to avoid further injuries.”

“Most of the weight of the building landed centrally into the building, and its walls are made out of 11-inch thick concrete and there are about 40-feet tall. So a lot of weight when that came down,” he said.

On Sunday, the National Weather Service reported that the tornado’s top speed was believed to be around 155 mph when it smashed into the Amazon warehouse.

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