Ambulances at mine where workers in Turkey are trapped
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Turkey mine accident: 'Clean air pumped underground'

Several miners are reported to have been killed after an explosion and a fire at a coal mine in western Turkey.

Up to 300 other workers are believed to be trapped underground at the mine in Soma, Manisa province.

Those trapped are about 2km (1.2 miles) below the surface and 4km from the mine's exit.

The BBC's James Reynolds said that there was no clear information about the condition of the trapped miners, but that air was being pumped underground to allow them to breathe.

  • 13 May 2014