Mine collapse in Turkey kills 17

Mine collapse in Turkey kills 17

The death toll from a mine collapse in Turkey has risen to 17, with hundreds of others still trapped.

An explosion in the coal mine is believed to have caused the collapse, according to local authorities.

Two air-pockets have been created with rescuers having access to at least one, saving 50 lives so far.

Fire officials were trying to pump clean air into the mine shaft for those who remain trapped, some two kilometres below the surface and four kilometres from the entrance.


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