Rising Death Toll Turns Mine Accident in Turkey to Carnage

IndustriALL Global Union and its worldwide family mourn the deaths of hundreds of mineworkers in Soma, Manisa province in Western Turkey. As of the time of writing, 205 miners are dead and more than 80 are hospitalized. Rescue efforts continue to safeguard hundreds more miners trapped underground. Oxygen is still being pumped into the mine, however hopes are diminishing.

Read more on IndustriALL, which also includes a chronology of Turkish coal mine disasters.