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Wednesday, 14 May 2014 - 7:35
Turkey coal mine explosion: Death toll soars.
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An explosion at a mine in western Turkey has left 151 workers dead and some 76 people injured.

Energy Ministry Taner Yildiz said 787 people had been inside the mine at Soma in Manisa province when an electrical fault triggered the blast.

A huge rescue operation is under way to reach hundreds more miners still trapped underground.

Worried relatives have gathered near the privately owned mine, about 450km west of the capital Ankara.
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