274 Dead in Turkey's Worst-Ever Mine Disaster

By: Desmond Butler and Suzan Fraser, Associated Press
By: Desmond Butler and Suzan Fraser, Associated Press

SOMA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yildiz says the death toll in a coal mining accident has reached 274, making it the country's worst mining disaster ever.

Tuesday's explosion in the western town of Soma tops a 1992 gas explosion that killed 263 workers near Turkey's Black Sea port of Zonguldak.

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