Coal mine explosion in Turkey

An explosion and fire in a coal mine may be Turkey's worst mining accident in years. The explosion and fire killed 238 miners and injured at least 80 others. Rescuers are still struggling on Wednesday to reach about 120 workers still trapped in the mine, with hopes diminishing for their rescue.

  • An injured miner is carried to an ambulance in Soma, a district in Turkey's western province of Manisa Thomas White Reuters

  • The body of miner is carried to an ambulance in Soma, a district in Turkey's western province of Manisa ExeUser ExeUser ExeUser

  • Relatives of miners who are trapped in a coal mine wait in front of a hospital in Soma, Manisa ExeUser ExeUser ExeUser

  • An injured miner is carried to an ambulance in Soma, a district in Turkey's western province of Manisa ExeUser ExeUser ExeUser

  • Relatives of miners trapped in a coal mine react as they wait in front of the site in Soma, a district in Turkey's western province of Manisa Thomas White Reuters

  • An injured miner is carried into a hospital in Soma, a district in Turkey's western province of Manisa ExeUser ExeUser ExeUser

  • The body of miner is carried to an ambulance in Soma, a district in Turkey's western province of Manisa ExeUser ExeUser ExeUser

  • An injured miner is carried into a hospital in Soma, a district in Turkey's western province of Manisa ExeUser ExeUser ExeUser

  • Relatives of miners who are trapped in a coal mine wait in front of a hospital in Soma, Manisa ExeUser ExeUser ExeUser

  • Locals and relatives of miners who are trapped in a coal mine wait in front of a hospital in Soma, a district in Turkey's western province of Manisa ExeUser ExeUser ExeUser

  • The body of a miner is carried to an ambulance in Soma, Manisa ExeUser ExeUser ExeUser

  • Relatives of miners who are trapped in a coal mine wait in front of a hospital in Soma, a district in Turkey's western province of Manisa Thomas White Reuters

  • The body of a miner is carried to an ambulance in Soma, Manisa ExeUser ExeUser ExeUser

  • An injured miner is carried into a hospital in Soma, a district in Turkey's western province of Manisa ExeUser ExeUser ExeUser