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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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Emergency crews work to identify blast cause

Members of the emergency services will be back at the scene of an explosion in Newark today.

A man and a woman died in the blast at a house. Specialists will now try to establish what led to the explosion.

The blast ripped through the house Credit: Press Association

It has been suggested it could have been the result of DIY being carried out at the property, but police are keen to stress they are keeping an open mind.

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