Search teams have recovered a second body from the site of the Bosley mill blaze.
Emergency crews made their find on Tuesday morning at the fire-gutted Wood Flour Mills, near Macclesfield in Cheshire.
The first body was discovered on Sunday. Rescuers have been trawling for four employees who were reported missing when several explosions destroyed the four-storey building on Friday morning.
A Cheshire Police spokesman said on Tuesday: “Emergency services continue to work tirelessly at the scene of the Bosley mill tragedy. Officers and investigators from Cheshire Constabulary, Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service and partner organisations have been doing all they can to aid the search and rescue operation at the Wood Flour Mills in Tunstall Road, Bosley which has been ongoing since Friday.
“Sadly, a second body was recovered this morning. Efforts continue to locate those unaccounted for. A joint investigation is under way between police, fire and the Health and Safety Executive to establish the cause of the incident.”
Cheshire’s Assistant Chief Con Guy Hindle added: “We continue to work with our colleagues in very difficult conditions with ongoing risks and the need to preserve the scene for investigation – it is an extremely complex scene to examine and we’ve not yet got full access to it.
"Each agency has a wide range of expertise, and representatives from each are dedicated to the investigation and making the best use of their skills.
“We are making a number of enquiries, but we have to bear in mind that we can’t compromise the rescue operation. We are interviewing witnesses and gathering other evidence, all of which will form the investigation.”