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Desperately Digging Deeper, Dirtier, Deadlier

Posted by feww on May 14, 2014


Coal mine explosion kills up to 220 in Turkey, hundreds more trapped


An explosion at a coal mine in western Turkey has left up to 220 workers dead, dozens injured and hundreds more trapped, said officials.

About 800 people were inside the mine at Soma in Manisa province, some 250km south of Istanbul, and 450km west of the capital Ankara, Turkey, when an electrical fault triggered the explosion.

Many of deaths occurred as a result carbon monoxide poisoning. More than 400 workers are believed to be trapped as far as 2km below the surface and 4km from the mine entrance.

More than 30,000 coal mining incidents in Turkey have killed hundreds of miners and left tens of thousands injured since 2000.

Turkey’s worst mining disaster claimed 270 lives near Zonguldak on the Black Sea in 1992.

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