The families of Mr and Mrs Simons have released a short statement paying tribute to the couple:
Both of our families are completely devastated by the tragic events that took Ross and Clare from us.
A very special couple have been taken from us and we have no words to describe our loss.
We would all appreciate it if our privacy was respected at this difficult time in order for us to grieve as a family.
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Cloud and outbreaks of rain will ease away eastwards during the morning, clearing the east coast around midday with sunny spells developing.
Police and emergency services are attending the scene.
Rebel-held east remains at risk while the pumping station supplying the western part of the city is once again in operation.