Tuesday Blast Death Toll Passes 300, New Fire In Destroyed Turkish Mine – 17 May 2014

RT logoTwo more miners’ bodies were found in west Turkey on Saturday, bringing the death toll from Turkey’s worst ever mining disaster up to 301, according to the country’s energy minister. The explosion and fire in Soma on Tuesday triggered nationwide protests.

The two bodies are thought to be the last that will be recovered from the mine. They were discovered shortly after a new fire began, reported Reuters.

“The newly discovered workers will be brought up and given back to their families. If there is no further demand and, the information we have backs that up, then we will have finished our search work,” Taner Yildiz stated, as the rescue operation wound up.

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