Death toll at mining accidents in Turkey since 1941 announced

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Baku, Azerbaijan, May 14

By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:

More than 3,000 people were killed and over 100,000 received various injuries from 1941 to the present day as a result of the mine accidents in Turkey.

Some 10.4 percent of the total numberof the work accidents occur at mines in Turkey, according to the report.

In the first four months of 2014, some 1,235 people were killed as a result of the work accidents in Turkey, 103 of them were female, according to the Turkish Statistics Institute.

The worst mine accident in Turkey's history occurred in the province of Zonguldak in 1992, killing 263 workers.

The report gives the mine accident statistics in Turkey:

March 7, 1983: mine explosion in Zonguldak - 103 dead;

April 10, 1983: mine explosion in Kutahya - 10 dead;

January 10, 1987: mine explosion in Kutahya - eight dead;

January 31, 1990: mine explosion in Bartin - five dead;

February 7, 1990: mine explosion in Amasya - 63 dead;

March 3, 1992: mine explosion in Zonguldak - 263 dead;

March 26, 1995: mine explosion in Yozgart - 37 killed;

November 22, 2003: mine explosion in Karaman - 10 dead;

September 8, 2004: mine explosion in Kastamonu - 19 dead;

June 2, 2006: mine explosion in Balikesir - 17 dead;

December 10, 2009: mine explosion in Bursa - 19 dead;

May 17, 2010: mine explosion in Zonguldak - 30 dead;

January 8, 2013: mine explosion in Zonguldak - eight dead.

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