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Turkey mine blast kills at least 201

Over 201 killed in coal mine blast in western Turkey, hundreds trapped

A report from Soma said that hundreds others were still trapped underground after the coal mine explosion in western Turkey, the government said on Wednesday, May 14. The government said that the rescue efforts faced a race against time. The reports said that toll has risen rapidly since Tuesday's disaster in the province of Manisa, when a total of 787 mineworkers got trapped inside the mine. Rescue operations continued overnight for the hundreds of people still underground.