Billionaire Jeff Bezos, CEO of the famous e-commerce site Amazon, became the target of criticism arrows with his Twitter message, which he published after the roof of a warehouse in Illinois, belonging to his company, collapsed and 6 people lost their lives.
Dozens of people died as a result of the hurricane that hit the USA on Friday night. Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear announced that more than 50 people died during the night due to the hurricane that was effective in the state. Stating that the loss of life could reach 100, Governor Beshear stated that the hurricane was the worst hurricane in the state’s history and declared a state of emergency in the state.
Due to the hurricanes that also struck other states of the country, the roof of an Amazon warehouse collapsed in Illinois and it was stated that the workers in the warehouse were stranded. It was reported that at least six workers lost their lives due to the collapse of the warehouse, and dozens of them were missing.
Sarah Bierman, the wife of one of the workers trapped in the warehouse, told Reuters news agency: “We spoke to her at 8 this evening. She was on her way back to the warehouse to drop off her truck. I haven’t heard from him since,” she said.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has been criticized for delaying his response to the deadly Amazon warehouse disaster during severe weather conditions Friday night. Following the incident in which at least 6 people died, Bezos posted a message congratulating Blue Origin’s six passengers on their successful space travel. Bezos, who shared a photo of the six-man crew smiling before flying into space, shared on Instagram with the note “Happy crew at the training center this morning…”.
A few hours later, the founder of Amazon said, “The news from Edwardsville is tragic. We are very sorry to lose our teammates there and our thoughts and prayers are with their families and loved ones.” published the message. “All of Edwardsville should know that the Amazon team is committed to supporting them and will be there for them through this crisis,” Bezos said. continued with his words. Amazon CEO was criticized for talking about space travel instead of publishing a message about the event in which 6 people lost their lives.
One Twitter user wrote, “Shame on yourself, JEFF BEZOS!!” “Jeff Bezos recounts how Amazon workers died in the hurricane last night but how he detonated that massive carbon pollutant rocket,” another wrote while writing. It is feared that at least 100 people have died as a result of the hurricane that hit Kentucky overnight. Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear stressed at a press conference Saturday morning that deaths from extreme weather could eventually increase.