Death toll in mine collapse in Turkey increases to 282 (UPDATE 2)
Details were added (first version was posted at 01:13, May 14)
Baku, Azerbaijan, May 15
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
The death toll as a result of the mine collapse in Turkey's Manisa province on May 13, has increased to 282 people, Turkish TRT TV channel quoted Taner Yildiz, the country's Minister of Energy and Natural Resources as saying on May 15.
He pointed out that the rescue operations are underway.
In total, there are 740 coal mines and 48,706 miners in Turkey.
Over 3,000 people have been killed and over 100,000 have received various injuries since 1941 to the present day in the mine accidents in Turkey.
Some 10.4 percent of the total number of the work accidents occurs at mines in Turkey.
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.
The worst mine accident in Turkey's history occurred in the province of Zonguldak in 1992, killing 263 workers.
Edited by C.N.