201 miners died in Turkey

Date: 08:03, 14-05-2014.

Almaty. May 14. KazTAG - 201 miners died in Turkey in the result of blast and rock failure.

According to the   Hurriyet newspaper the accident occurred on May 13 at about 2 km depth. Elevators deactivated in the result of short circuit. There were about 580 people in the time of blast, 280 of them managed to escape.

"Rescue works are underway at the scene of the accident; oxygen is being injected into the mine to help trapped people avoid poisoning,” the newspaper reports.

Recep Erdogan, Prime Minister of Turkey, cancelled one day trip to Albania planned on Wednesday, May 14, instead of that he headed for the scene of the accident.

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