Didcot power station collapses

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One person has died and three have been injured after a building at Didcot powerstation collapsed. 

Emergency services were alerted to the collapse and a major incident was declared soon after. 

The powerstation, which was a combined oil and coal power plant, was closed in 2013 and was actually scheduled to be demolished in ten days time. 


A spokesman for NPower said that a partial collapse was the cause of the incident, not an explosion and that the company were working with the demolition contractor to establish what caused the incident. 

Chief Fire Officer Dave Etheridge expressed “absolute sympathy and deep thoughts to all the families involved”.

He said: “We are doing our very best to secure the return of their loved ones as soon as we can.”