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One dead and three missing in Didcot power station collapse | UK news | The Guardian

One person has died, five are in hospital and three are missing following a major incident at a defunct power station in , Oxfordshire where a large section of a building collapsed.

 

Mat Carlile, area manager of Thames Valley fire control service, said: “I can confirm search operations are in progress and that there has been one fatality, five persons have been taken to hospital and three persons are currently missing.”

 

Deputy chief fire officer, Nathan Travis, said: “It is with great sadness that I have to confirm one person has died during this incident. Our priority now is to find the three missing people.

 

“The search will be a considerable undertaking due to the instability of the site. We expect the search will continue through the night and possibly into the coming days.”

 

— Thames Valley Police (@ThamesVP) February 23, 2016 We remain at Didcot Power Station following a report of collapsed building. We will share more details as soon as they are confirmed Didcot

 

 

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