Iran expresses sympathy with Turkey over mine accident
Baku, Azerbaijan, May 14
By Umid Niayesh - Trend:
Iran has expressed sympathies over mine accident in Turkey.
A spokeswoman from Iran's foreign ministry, Marzieh Afkham, offered condolences to the Turkish people and government as well as the survivors, Iran's official IRNA news agency reported on May 14.
She went on to say that Iran is ready to participate in the rescue operation.
A mine explosion in the Turkey's Manisa province on May 13 has left more than 200 miners dead. Most of the miners killed, died as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning, Turkish TRT Haber channel reported on May 14.
Hundreds of people remain under the rubble, according to recent reports, Turkish Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, Taner Yildiz said.
It is difficult to determine the exact number of dead since the explosion occurred during a shift change. The accident occurred at the mine in the Soma settlement (Manisa province), located 250 kilometers south of Istanbul. The mine is located at a depth of about two kilometers.