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ABC NEWS: Turkish coalmine disaster: Mass funerals held for Soma mine workers as thousands protest

Riot police fire plastic paintball gun pellets to disperse protesters in central Istanbul during a demonstration blaming the ruling AK Party (AKP) government for the mining disaster

Anger at the deadly mine explosion in Turkey spread across the country on Thursday as thousands of workers joined a protest strike, demonstrators clashed with security forces, and families began to bury scores of men killed in the disaster. As the death toll at the Soma coalmine pushed towards 300, with hopes extinguished for at least 100 more miners thought [...] → Read the full article…