National News

9 trapped in mine collapse in Turkey

By The Associated Press

ANKARA, Turkey - A coal mine collapsed in northern Turkey on Tuesday, trapping up to nine people inside, an official said.

The accident occurred just months after 301 miners were killed in the country's worst mining disaster.

Gov. Ali Kaban said the coal mine in Zonguldak, on Turkey's Black Sea coast, collapsed at around 3 a.m. but authorities were not notified for several hours, delaying the rescue operation. It was not immediately clear what caused the cave-in.

The miners are alive and are trapped in an area close to the mine's exit, Kaban told the state-run Anadolu Agency, adding that rescuers are hopeful that the miners will be brought out alive soon.

In May, a fire inside a coal mine in Soma, western Turkey, killed 301 people. Turkey's worst mining disaster, it exposed poor safety standards and superficial government inspections in the country's mines.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Surrey enforcer killed on the weekend
 
Soldier killed in Parliament Hill siege
 
To a slain soldier
Woman charged with concealing infants
 
VIDEO: Ottawa hero Kevin Vickers receives standing ovation in House of Commons
 
Police give chase to stolen truck
Town OCP passes
 
Trash trauma at Cobble Hill turnaround riles resident
 
Solo Shakespeare

Community Events, October 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 24 edition online now. Browse the archives.