Gas supply ruled out as cause of Newark house blast

The blast completely destroyed a house in the terrace in Newark Credit: PA

An investigation into the cause of the explosion at a house in Newark in Nottinghamshire has today ruled out the domestic gas supply.

Fire crews on the scene of the explosion Credit: PA

Police and fire crews will continue to establish what caused the explosion, which resulted in the death of Jeanette Rourke and Leslie Rourke on Sunday 19 May.

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Blast properties demolished

Up to six properties are being demolished and work is continuing to remove roof slates and bricks from the houses hit by a Newark blast, while forensic investigations take place. Some residents have returned home. Two bodies were found at the scene.