20 Miners Trapped After Water Blast İn Central Turkey
At least 20 workers were trapped on Tuesday after a coal mine in southern Turkey collapsed.
Rescue teams and medics were sent to the mine in the town of Ermenek, about 110 km north of Turkey’s Mediterranean coastline.
Initial reports said flooding inside the Has Sekerler mine near the town of Ermenek in Karaman province caused a cave-in, but subsequent reports workers were trapped by the water. Turkey’s emergency management agency, AFAD, said a broken pipe in the mine caused the flooding but did not elaborate.
Gov. Murat Koca said about 20 other workers escaped or were rescued from the mine, some 500 kilometers (300 miles) south of Ankara, close to Turkey’s Mediterranean coast