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Violent protest in Turkish town where miners died

Violent protest in Turkish town where miners died

Soma, Turkey, AP—Anger and grief boiled over into a violent protest Wednesday in the western Turkish town of Soma, where officials said at least 245 miners died in a coal mine explosion and fire. Nearly 450 other miners were rescued, the mining company said, but the...
Death toll in Turkish mine blast exceeds 200

Death toll in Turkish mine blast exceeds 200

Soma, Reuters—Rescuers pulled more dead and injured from a coal mine in western Turkey on Wednesday more than 19 hours after an explosion, bringing the death toll to 205 in what could become the nation’s worst ever mining disaster. Hundreds more were still...