One dead, three hurt in Turkey coal mine collapse

A cave-in at a coal operation in northern Turkey last week left one worker dead and another three with injuries.

According to an Associated Press report, the incident occurred at one section of the Armutcuk mine near Eregli. While the mine has a workforce of about 280, just four were in the impacted section at the time of the 13 September collapse.

The cause of the collapse was not known at the time of the report, and has not since been released. The condition of the workers was also not known at press time, though the original condition of two was critical.

According to the AP, Turkey’s worst mine disaster was in 2014, when 301 miners died after a fire erupted inside a coal mine in the town of Soma. Last year, an explosion in another coal mine in northern Turkey killed 41 people.

Source: AP (1 dead, 3 injured in northern Turkey coal mine collapse | Fox News)

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