23 trapped in collapsed mine

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Published: Tuesday 28th October 2014 by The News Editor

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A coal mine in southern Turkey has collapsed, trapping 23 workers inside.

State-run T RT television said the incident occurred in the town of Ermenek, in Karaman province, and eight other miners were quickly rescued. Other reports from the scene said rescue teams are trying to pull out the trapped miners.

The mine collapse is likely to raise more concerns about safety in the industry in Turkey. In May, a fire inside a coal mine in Soma killed 301 people and exposed poor safety standards and superficial government inspections.

Published: Tuesday 28th October 2014 by The News Editor

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