Turkish mine explosion kills 28, dozens more trapped

Written by on October 15, 2022

At least 28 people have died and dozens remain trapped underground after an explosion in a coal mine in northern Turkey’s Bartin province.

According to reports, around 110 people were in the mine at the time of the blast on Friday and almost half of them were over 300 metres deep.

Turkey’s health minister Fahrettin KOCA said 11 people had been rescued and were being treated.

Emergency crews worked through the night, digging through rocks in an attempt to reach more survivors.

Meanwhile, video footage shows miners emerging blackened and bleary-eyed accompanied by rescuers at the facility in Amasra, on the Black Sea coast.

As at the time of filing this report, family and friends of the missing could also be seen at the mine, anxiously awaiting news of their loved ones.


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