An image of the devastation caused to a house after a suspected gas explosion shows a huge chunk of the roof has been destroyed.
Officers believe there may have been people inside the house which is in the Riddings area of Alfreton.
Fire and ambulance crews remain on the scene after they were called to an "explosion" just after 7.30am this morning.
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ITV News Central is at the scene of the house explosion in Alfreton. Two people have been found dead in their home on Valley View Road.
Firefighters believe that a couple may be inside a house which has collapsed after a suspected gas explosion in Riddings near Alfreton.