Coal mine collapses in Turkey

  18 February 2019    Read: 6396
Coal mine collapses in Turkey

A coal mine collapsed in Turkey’s Mugla province, the Turkish media reports. 

Three miners remain under the rubble, and the rescue work is underway, according to preliminary information.

Turkey has faced a number of mine accidents in recent years.

The most recent mine accident in Turkey occurred in the city of Soma on May 13, 2014 leaving 301 people dead and 486 injured. That time, the police detained 25 people over the accident.

In total, there are 740 coal mines in Turkey.

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