Tag Archives: Mining Disaster

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…

The Guardian: Turkey mine disaster – grief turns to rage as hopes of finding survivors fade

APTOPIX Turkey Mining Accident

Turkey has been plunged into grief and swelling anger after an explosion in a coalmine in the west of the country left at least 274 people dead, amid fears that the bodies of scores more people still need to be recovered. The accident at Soma in the western province of Manisa, north of Izmir, is Turkey’s worst modern mining disaster in a country already notorious [...] → Read the full article…