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10 Apr 2020 | 12:17 PM UTC

Turkey: Fatal mine collapse in Soma district (Manisa province) April 10

Mine collapse kills one miner in Soma district (Manisa province) on April 10; rescue operations ongoing

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Event

On Friday, April 10, one worker at a mine in Soma district (Manisa province) was killed and another was injured when part of the mine collapsed. As of Friday night (local time), two other workers reportedly remain trapped underneath the rubble and rescue operations are still ongoing. The coal mine was not operational but undergoing maintenance at the time of the collapse.

Residual disruptions are likely in the vicinity of the mine as rescue operations continue.

Advice

Individuals in the surrounding area are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid the area, and anticipate localized transportation disruptions over the coming hours and days.

Those involved in mining or associated operations across the country are advised to ensure that international standard safety regulations are in place when carrying out operations.