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Turkey Mine Blast Kills At Least 201, Hundreds Trapped

Rescue operations continued overnight for the hundreds of people still underground.
Turkey Mine Blast Kills At Least 201, Hundreds Trapped
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Via AFP:

Anger erupted across Turkey on Wednesday as hopes faded for scores of workers trapped in a collapsed mine and the death toll rose to 274, in what has become the country's worst mining disaster.

Thousands of protesters clashed with police in Ankara and Istanbul, accusing the government and mining industry of negligence, as the country's biggest union called a strike on Thursday.

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan promised investigations would be launched into the causes of the disaster but rejected claims of government culpability, saying that "such accidents happen".

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