Turkish mine blast, fire kill 201

Hundreds of coal workers still trapped underground

Posted: May 14, 2014 at 5:52 a.m.

Medics help a rescued miner Tuesday after an explosion and fire at a coal mine killed at least 201 miners and left other workers trapped underground in Soma in western Turkey, a Turkish official said.

Rescuers struggled to reach more than 200 miners trapped underground early today after an explosion and fire at a coal mine in western Turkey killed at least 201 workers, authorities said, in one of the worst mining disasters in Turkish history.

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