Published on Wednesday, February 24th, 2016 at 3:46 am.

Rescue Turns into Recovery Operation at Didcot Power Station


Didcot,Oxfordshire Wednesday 24th February 2016 Urban  search and rescue  specialist teams have  worked  through the night  looking for three  missing  men  that have been buried in the rubble of the destroyed boiler room of Didcot A Power Station.

One demolition worker was killed when the 10-storey building caved in and five others injured.

Emergency services were scrambled to the scene at 4.05pm after a loud bang was heard and half the boiler house collapsed. A large plume of dust enveloped the surrounding area prompting 50 people needing to seek treament for breathing difficulties.

South Central Ambulance Service (SCAS) declared a major incident and sent two air ambulances, six land ambulances, a rapid response vehicle and a hazardous area response team.

Meanwhile firefighters arriving at the scene called in specialist national rescue teams from Buckinghamshire and Hampshire, with sniffer dogs used to search the rubble for signs of life. This has gone on through the  night


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