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Emergency crews work to make buildings safe after explosion

The explosion devastated nearby buildings Credit: ITV news

Emergency services are still trying to secure buildings affected by the explosion which happened on Tuesday afternoon in Oxford.

Rubble is being removed and the area cleared after a block of flats was destroyed.

Officers are still searching for one resident called Guido Schuette who is believed to have died in the blast. His body still trapped beneath the debris.

Emergency services work to clear through the rubble. Credit: ITV news

Once safety measures are in place investigations to determine the exact cause of the explosion can be made by officials.

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It's an historic weekend for Oxford United

More than 3000 fans will be travelling to Teeside this weekend, in hope that Oxford United will reach the quarter-finals of the F.A Cup.

If they do, it will be the first time since 1964.

The team are up against Premier League Middlesbrough and it's the first time they have played in the fifth round since 1994.

The team have become tough competitors, having already knocked out Rotherham and Newcastle.

Oxford Manager Michael Appleton and Captain John Lundstram each talk about the game ahead.

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The latest from the scene of the Oxford explosion

The scene of the explosion at Osney Mead today

A roundup of the day's events at the scene of a major explosion at Osney mead in Oxford. Thames Valley Police have issued a photograph of a man who is missing, believed dead. Investigations continue into the cause of the fire. Residents who have been made to leave the area in an evacuation have been waiting to hear about access to their homes.

Our reporter Mary Stanley spoke to ITV Meridian presenters Fred Dinenage and Sangeeta Bhabra.

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