Fire occurs at coal mine in Turkey
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct.7
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
Fire has occurred at one of the coal mines in Turkey's Zonguldak province, Haber7 TV channel reported Oct.7.
All the miners have already been evacuated. No casualties have been reported, according to the preliminary data.
Work is underway to extinguish the fire that occurred at a depth of 320 meters.
Currently, the cause of the fire is being determined.
Turkey has faced a number of mine accidents in recent years.
The previous worst mine accident in Turkey's history occurred in the city of Soma on May 13, 2014 leaving 301 people dead and 486 injured. That time, the police detained 25 people over the accident.
In total, there are 740 coal mines in Turkey.
Edited by SI
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