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    Turkish miners 100's trapped

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-27400283

    Sent from my iPhone using TapatalkUp to 300 other workers are believed to be trapped underground at the mine in Soma, Manisa province.

    Those trapped are about 2km (1.2 miles) below the surface and 4km from the mine's exit.

    Search and rescue operations are taking place. It is estimated that 580 workers were underground at the time of the blast, but that many escaped.


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    Local reports said 500 miners were working in the mine at the time of the incident. Twenty were taken to the hospital, Soma Governor Mehmet Bahattim told NBC News.

    http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/tu...y-fire-n104286

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    17 reportedly killed in mine explosion in Turkey

    http://rt.com/news/158708-turkey-coal-mine-fire/
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    I'm reading tweets reporting 70 deaths & up to 157 are dead. There's so many numbers being stated that I'm going to wait for now. Terribly sad.

    http://abcnews.go.com/International/...ce=twitterfeed

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    FIRE IN COAL MINE KILLS AT LEAST 157 WORKERS IN SOMA

    The blast happened during a change in shifts, leading to uncertainty over the exact number of workers still in the mine, labor union officials said.

    more at link
    http://www.dailysabah.com/nation/201...soma-coal-mine

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    oh those poor people ...

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    Here's a good twitter link to follow.


    CNN Türk ENG ‏@CNNTURK_ENG · 2m
    #Turkish Min of Energy Yıldız: We fear that the death toll might rise. #Soma #mineexplosion #Turkey


    CNN Türk ENG ‏@CNNTURK_ENG · 6m
    #Turkish Min of Energy: There were 787 miners at the time of the incident. 363 miners have been rescued, 76 wounded. #Soma #mineexplosion


    CNN Türk ENG ‏@CNNTURK_ENG · 11m
    #Breaking #Turkish Min of Energy: We have lost 151 miners. #Soma #mineexplosion pic.twitter.com/rkxZhJDjKJ


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    An explosion and a fire Tuesday killed at least 151 workers at a coal mine in western Turkey and hundreds more remained trapped underground, government officials said as Turkey launched a massive rescue operation.
    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/...ticle18646814/

    so many family, loved ones and colleagues must be hurting tonight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LadyL View Post
    oh those poor people ...
    so sad

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    Hundreds of miners trapped after explosion in Turkish coal mine


    An explosion and fire in a coal mine in western Turkey killed at least 166 miners and trapped hundreds more on Tuesday, with the death toll expected to rise in the country’s worst mining accident for more than two decades.


    Energy Minister Taner Yildiz said 787 workers had been in the mine in Soma, around 75 miles northeast of the Aegean coastal city of Izmir, when the blast occurred. Around 400 are still underground.


    Carbon monoxide poisoning killed most of those confirmed dead, while another 76 were injured and taken to hospital, he told reporters at the scene of the disaster.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worl...coal-mine.html

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    From the one link above, I did the math, not encouraging at all. My arms extend to all who lost loved ones. Hoping for the best though. I followed the Chilean mine survivors. May God be with them to rescue who they can. Mines are so final. My grandfather was a KY coal miner. Died in a crash of the mine long before modern even set in as far as mines go. Dangerous always & not reading favorable information about the conditions of mines in Turkey, at all. jmo

    I do hope there are pockets or areas where the remaining can be rescued. That's what I hope for.


    http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/tu...n-may-13-2014/

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    It's getting ugly in Turkey. Protests, fighting & families mourning their loved ones. 245 confirmed dead and 120 still missing per the news. The PM isn't getting any popular when one of his advisors is pictured kicking a loved one of one of the deceased while on the ground.

    Photos from Soma mine.

    http://edition.cnn.com/2014/05/13/eu...html?hpt=hp_t1

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    PM #ERDOGAN's 'advisor' @YusufYerkel shows care 4 miners.
    Plainclothes Yusuf beating mourner @ #Soma
    V/@Kadirkaymakci



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    Turkish miners 100's trapped

    What the holly hell! How horrific!!!


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    This is incredibly sad!


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