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Death Toll in Mine Disaster Hits
299 as New Fire Breaks Out

New York Times, by SEBNEM ARSU and GERRY MULLANY

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Posted By:FlyRight, 5/17/2014 7:34:43 AM

SOMA, Turkey — The death toll in the Turkish mine explosion rose to 299, with three more workers still believed trapped in the depths of the Soma mine, Turkey’s energy minister said Saturday in a televised statement. Further complicating the efforts to find the workers, a new fire broke out in a separate part of the mine Saturday when firefighters and rescue teams tried to put out the initial fire that caused most of the deaths, officials said. The new blaze along with methane gas leaks in several sections of the coal mine posed additional challenges to the rescue operation, Taner Yildiz,

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: MisterDickens, 5/17/2014 10:15:46 AM     (No. 9852214)

This story is in the New York Times. Can anyone confirm that there even is a fire in a mine in Turkey?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: provide, 5/17/2014 8:38:10 PM     (No. 9852770)

Bammy needs to demand Turkey close all coal mines.

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