2 dead in incident at Amazon facility construction site in Virginia

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SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — First responders are now on the scene of an industrial accident in Suffolk Saturday afternoon.

Officials say the call for the accident came in around 2:10 p.m. in the 2000 block of North Gate Commerce Parkway in Suffolk.

According to a news release, two people were confirmed dead.

The deaths happened at the site of where the Amazon Fulfillment Center is being built.

Suffolk Fire, Chesapeake Fire, and the Virginia Beach Fire Department completed the primary search for additional missing persons. Officials said that as of 6:30 p.m., all workers from the job site have been accounted for and no additional injuries were reported.

The Chesapeake Fire Department and Virginia Beach Fire Department have been called in to assist.

No further information is available.

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