Four dead, hundreds feared trapped in Turkish mine explosion
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - 00:44
May 13 - An explosion at a mine in western Turkey left four people dead, while hundreds are believed to still be trapped inside. Deborah Gembara reports.
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Rescue teams rush to treat the injured after an explosion at a coal mine in western Turkey.
At least four people are dead and hundreds are believed to still be trapped inside.
(SOUNDBITE) (Turkish) TURKISH ENERGY MINISTER, TANER YILDIZ, SAYING:
"A very serious accident has happened in Soma in a mine. There is a big problem due to a fire that started after an electrical fault underground."
Family members rushed to the mine for updates on their loved ones. Because the explosion happened during a shift change, officials say it isn't clear just how many people are trapped inside.
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