Big explosion in Turkey coal mine, 25 people killed so far, rescue operation continues
On Friday, a coal mine in Turkey exploded with a massive explosion, killing 25 people so far. Today the President of Turkey will visit the crash site. Right now the rescue operation is going on.
An explosion has been reported at a coal mine on the Black Sea coast in northern Turkey, killing 25 people so far. At the same time, many people feared being trapped, for whom the rescue operation going on. Turkey officially said that there were about 110 people working at the time of the mine explosion. At the same time, the reason why the mine exploded is not clear yet.
Earlier, 14 people had died due to this explosion, whose number has increased to 25. The death toll was confirmed by Turkish Interior Minister Keisuleiman Soylu. Along with this, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca has told that now 11 people have been pulled out alive from the coal mine.
Turkey's Interior Minister Keisulaiman Soylu said at least 100 people were working in the mine at the time of the incident. About 50 miners are trapped in two different areas between 300 and 350 meters in the mine, he said. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan expressed grief over the incident. He will visit the blast site on Saturday.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has ordered an inquiry into the incident. He tweeted that "Our hope is that the loss of life and property will not increase further, our miners will be safe, for which efforts are being made. The blast happened shortly before sunset, due to which the rescue operation was done in the dark. The reason was interrupted."
According to local media, many of those rescued from the mine, who were seriously injured, have been admitted to hospitals. Turkish media reported that on 13 May 2014 Turkey witnessed the deadliest coal mining disaster, in which at least 300 people died.