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A man and a woman who died in a suspected gas blast have been named locally as Jeanette and Leslie Rourke.
The pair are thought to have died following the explosion at the terraced house on Sunday, which has left a second man, believed to be Nicholas Rourke, in hospital.
However a four-month old girl had a miraculous escape, after she was rescued from a neighbouring property, with a woman and a seven-year-old boy, Nottinghamshire Police said.
They were taken to the city's Queen's Medical Centre for treatment and have since been discharged.
Newark MP, Patrick Mercer, visited the road today where a house explosion resulted in the deaths of two people yesterday afternoon.
Patrick Mercer said he's proud of the community for pulling together to help the bereaved.
A Nottinghamshire Police spokeswoman confirmed a woman and two men had been in the house where the suspected explosion took place.
She said a woman and two children, a seven-year-old and a four-month-old baby, were taken to hospital from the next door property and later discharged.
The spokeswoman said she was unable to confirm the sex of the children or the ages of the other adults involved at this time.
Bryn Coleman from Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service says many residents put themselves in a "dangerous situation" in order to help others trapped in the explosion at Newark, Nottinghamshire.
An eyewitness to the gas explosion at a house in Newark which has killed two people has spoken of how he tried to save people caught up in the rubble.
Nottinghamshire police say the two people who died in the house explosion in Newark, Nottinghamshire, were recovered from the house.
Another person who is still in hospital was also found at the address.
Three others who have since left hospital were found in a neighbouring house.
Two children and a woman have been discharged from hospital following treatment for smoke inhalation after a gas blast in Nottinghamshire, police said.
A man, who sustained serious injuries and is suffering from smoke inhalation, remains in hospital.
Nottinghamshire Police says a controlled demolition will be carried out at the scene of the Newark gas explosion.
It says the property is not considered safe.
Two people have been confirmed dead.