A third body has been discovered after a demolished mill caught fire on May 7.
Specialist teams first began searching what remains of the Bismark House Mill in Oldham, Greater Manchester, after the remains of two bodies were uncovered.
The body of the first victim was found by demolition workers on July 23, causing a major incident to be declared.
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The remains of a second victim were found four days later on July 27.
At the time of the blaze, fire crews believed nobody was inside the old mill.
However, it was later uncovered that police had received a tip-off that four Vietnamese nationals had been missing since the day of the fire, prompting speculation that they may have been the victims found in the ashy remains of the building.
It took four days to put out the flames, allowing demolition work to begin on the building.
Police said today (Thursday, August 4) that more human remains had been found, believed to be those of a third victim.
Officials believe the missing four were the victims of the fire, meaning there may still be a fourth body that hasn't yet been found.
Detective Superintendent Lewis Hughes, GMP’s Victim Identification lead, said: "I speak on behalf of all involved in this operation when I say that our thoughts are with the potential family members in Vietnam.
"Specially-trained officers have been in direct contact with them and continue to liaise with partner agencies to ensure they are fully updated and supported.
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"At the scene, extensive search and recovery work continues to ensure any further remains are respectfully recovered. Meanwhile, the investigation team is following several lines of enquiry relating to the fire and activities at the mill beforehand.
"Any criminal offences identified as part of their investigation will be progressed immediately and appropriately.
"Anyone with information which may assist us should contact Greater Manchester Police or Crimestoppers, anonymously."
Those with information have been urged to contact Greater Manchester Police via 101. Information can also be submitted in English or Vietnamese via the Major Incident Public Portal.
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