Two Rotherham workers still missing in these mangled remains of Didcot Power Station

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Police have released new pictures showing the aftermath of the Didcot power station collapse, in which two demolition workers from Rotherham remain missing.

Brief video footage of the tangled wreckage in Oxfordshire has been made public by Thames Valley Police as the search for three missing workers continues, eight weeks after the disaster.

The aftermath of the Didcot power station collapse.

The aftermath of the Didcot power station collapse.

Work is continuing to clear rubble from the site.

Demolition workers Ken Cresswell, 57, and John Shaw, 61, both from Rotherham, and Chris Huxtable, from Swansea, remain missing following the collapse on February 23.

A statement issued by police on behalf of the agencies involved in the operation said: “A large volume of material has been removed from the debris pile as part of the recovery phase.The images show around 20,000 tonnes of material on the ground.

“Clearance of the debris pile is progressing and up to 40 metres of the overall pile, which is around the length of a football pitch, has been cleared so far.

The aftermath of the Didcot power station collapse.

The aftermath of the Didcot power station collapse.

“These debris removal works are ongoing seven days a week, from dawn to dusk. Whilst to date everything is progressing to plan, due to the complex nature of the collapse the recovery phase will still take some time.”

The aftermath of the Didcot power station collapse.

The aftermath of the Didcot power station collapse.