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During an explosion at a coal mine in Soma, more than 200 people died.

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As noted by the news agency "Vesti", an explosion at a coal mine in the Turkish city of Soma has already killed more than 200 people. At the moment, hundreds of miners are blocked in the mine, to which rescuers are trying to get.


A fire in a coal mine in the western Turkish province of Manisa began on May 13. According to preliminary information, the cause of emergency was the malfunction of the power distribution board, which led to the ignition of methane. Electricity stopped flowing into the mine, ventilation systems and elevators stopped.

According to Taner Yildiz, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources of Turkey, 367 people from 787 who worked at the mine were evacuated on their own. 76 miners were hospitalized, one of which is in critical condition.

Doctors say that the majority of miners died from carbon monoxide poisoning. So far, rescuers have been able to restore the supply of electricity and oxygen.

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan expressed his condolences to the relatives of those who died at the mine and wished a speedy recovery to the injured.

“We are making every effort to save those who still remain under the rubble. Rescuers work tirelessly to save lives. And we hope to save everyone, ”he said.

The causes of the accident have yet to be established, but the Turkish Ministry of Labor has already stated that the necessary safety precautions were observed at the mine.

However, while the number of victims continues to increase. This incident may be the largest in the number of dead miners in the Turkish stories, overtaking the 1992 tragedy of the year in Zonguldak province, when the 263 man died.
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  1. Giant thought
    Giant thought 14 May 2014 10: 44
    +18
    Our deepest sincere condolences to the relatives of the victims. Of course, the death toll is impressive. This is a global tragedy.
    1. ZU-23
      ZU-23 14 May 2014 11: 09
      0
      It’s a pity for the men (and also a pity that there was no Erdogan with them.
      1. Very old
        Very old 14 May 2014 11: 58
        0
        It's a pity, of course.
        So hard to get bread
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  2. strannik595
    strannik595 14 May 2014 10: 53
    +7
    most miners died from carbon monoxide poisoning.
    black spring at miners around the world........ will be remembered for a long time, apparently there is some kind of spiritual connection among the people of the dungeon ....... hellish profession
    1. rkkasa xnumx
      rkkasa xnumx 14 May 2014 13: 29
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      Quote: strannik595
      .ad profession


      Dirt, dampness, drafts, dust, physical activity - all this is so, but in principle - normal men's work. According to the guys who came to work in the mine after the ZSMK or KMK (metallurgical plants), the work of metallurgists is not easier, or even harder.
      Another thing is that an accident in a mine is worse than at a factory. But with this, everything is clear - to the owners of the mine (at least the majority), it is more profitable to pay money to the families of the deceased than to lose income from compliance with TB.
  3. sergey32
    sergey32 14 May 2014 10: 54
    +4
    Yes, very sad. My condolences.
  4. asar
    asar 14 May 2014 10: 58
    +2
    Condolences from all Russians! A difficult, dangerous profession!
  5. Little Muck
    Little Muck 14 May 2014 11: 00
    +1
    It is regrettable to read such articles.
    My condolences to the relatives of the victims.
    How vulnerable and unarmed man is to nature.
    1. Apollo
      Apollo 14 May 2014 11: 09
      +1
      My most sincere condolences to the families and friends of the deceased miners.



      surveillance cameras-miners exit the mine.


      miners rescue operation
  6. Weniamin
    Weniamin 14 May 2014 11: 07
    +1
    Compared with the Russian Federation, their safety equipment is not up to par.
    1. rkkasa xnumx
      rkkasa xnumx 14 May 2014 12: 51
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      Quote: Weniamin
      Compared with the Russian Federation, their safety equipment is not up to par.


      Honestly, I doubt that it is better in Russia. I know firsthand how TB is with us - the miner himself. Here is a list of accidents in Kuzbass since 1992 (those accidents where the number of victims is more than 20):
      - 1992 Shevyakova - 25 dead;
      - 1997 Zyryanovskaya - 67;
      - 2004 Taizhina - 47;
      - 2005 Esaulskaya - 25;
      - 2007 Ulyanovskaya - 110; (worked by the way on it)
      - 2007 Anniversary - 39;
      - 2010 Raspadskaya - 91.

      But in Turkey, I found only 1992, and now the current accident. True, the number of victims is greater, but this is due to the large number of miners who were underground at the time of the accident.
  7. EvgenSuslov
    EvgenSuslov 14 May 2014 11: 08
    +3
    It is very difficult to understand that your father (husband, brother, son) is underground and you can not help him in any way. I myself from a mining family and my father were twice pulled from the lava in my arms. Thank God he is alive. Condolences to the relatives of the dead. To everyone who is still waiting - do not lose hope !!!
  8. jungar
    jungar 14 May 2014 11: 09
    +1
    What a terrible miner profession. Permanent risk underground, and in the Donbass they are now being killed on the surface. My God, when will finally cease to be inhuman and world-eaters obscured by greed stop killing? Who will stop them? The question, of course, is rhetorical, but soon the world news seems that the teeth from constant squeezing will begin to crumble. Peace and quiet to all unjustly dead.
  9. pensioner
    pensioner 14 May 2014 11: 10
    +2
    This is the life of a miner ... Sincerely sorry for the dead. I can imagine how hard it is for their relatives. God forbid, that they would still find everyone ... All such cases I somehow take to heart very much, since I myself grew up in a mining town. Miners in the mine died regularly. Almost every year ... There were no explosions Thank God, but one group death occurred: four fell through. One of them lived in a neighboring house. He was not much older than us boys. Hello every day ...
    My father was the chief engineer at one of our mines. He was tried twice for deaths. He was not convicted, he both times acquitted himself, but received 2 heart attacks. Died at the age of 56 from a stroke ... And his friend, the same Ch. an engineer from a neighboring mine was sentenced to 5 years and sent to mine coal in Tashkumyr, but already behind the fence, where he spent all these 5 years ...
    1. Humpty
      Humpty 14 May 2014 11: 43
      +1
      Sorry for the dead miners. The convicted engineer was lucky that he mined coal in Tashkumir, in that area even before the war they began mine mining of radioactive elements.
    2. rkkasa xnumx
      rkkasa xnumx 14 May 2014 11: 55
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      Quote: retired
      My father was the chief engineer at one of our mines. He was tried twice for deaths. He was not convicted, he both times acquitted himself, but received 2 heart attacks. Died at the age of 56 from a stroke ... And his friend, the same Ch. an engineer from a neighboring mine was sentenced to 5 years and sent to mine coal in Tashkumyr, but already behind the fence, where he spent all these 5 years ...


      Now they don't judge. In extreme cases, switchmen are found, as in the "Ulyanovskaya" (2007, 110 dead). Punished - dispatcher and engineer of VTB section.
  10. arch_kate3
    arch_kate3 14 May 2014 11: 52
    0
    It's time for scientists to develop new fuels and safe production for people!
  11. kelevra
    kelevra 14 May 2014 12: 02
    0
    Tin of course! Miner, this is the hardest and most dangerous job, in my opinion! It’s a pity the men, this is a real tragedy!
  12. Ruswolf
    Ruswolf 14 May 2014 12: 20
    0
    And why only grief unites people in the world?
    And I also noticed that the more people crap (wars, genocides, terror and other atrocities), the more natural and technical tragedies. as if the earth is saying "STOP! LOVE EACH OTHER!"
    We will eat up that people can be saved in time.
    Condolences to the families of the victims.
  13. Leshka
    Leshka 14 May 2014 13: 33
    0
    I deeply sympathize with all the families of the victims
  14. Sterlya
    Sterlya 14 May 2014 14: 01
    0
    Sincerely sorry for the miners. I had to work with the Turks (True 10 years ago), these are hard workers, like bees. And their superiors, of course, the smallest behaves like a slave owner. and as for the owner of the mine. I'm afraid to even imagine. So I’m quite sure that even the minimum safety requirements were not observed, why unnecessary losses
  15. sv68
    sv68 14 May 2014 16: 35
    0
    all over the world, the profession of a miner is dangerous and everywhere the reckoning for miscalculations or mistakes is one-life. to the families of the dead I am degenerating sincere condolences