House explosion in Newark

Police are still investigating after two people died and five people were injured in a gas explosion at a house in Newark, Nottinghamshire. The explosion happened on Wright Street at around 5pm on Sunday.

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Demolition work on going at explosion scene

Emergency services talk to the press at the scene of Newark explosion Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Police and senior fire officers say demolition work is still going on to allow the recovery of the body of a woman killed in the Newark explosion. They have praised locals who risked their lives to help those trapped in the rubble.

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