A youth holds a picture of one of the victims of the mining disaster that left over three hundred miners dead, as others hold a banner with their names, during a rally In Soma
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Turkey mine disaster: Soma still scarred by tragedy

One year on from the worst industrial disaster in Turkey's history, the mining town of Soma is still scarred by the tragedy.

The accident led to nationwide protests against the mining company, and also the government, which was seen to have turned a blind eye to workplace safety.

More than 300 workers died when a coalmine caught fire,

Mark Lowen reports.

  • 13 May 2015
  • From the section Europe
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