Tue May 13, 2014, 07:04 PM

Turkish mine explosion may have killed many hundreds

130-some confirmed dead, but 700 still in the mine. There may be survivors, of course. Maybe hundreds of survivors. But this kind of fire, unlike a simple collapse, eats all the oxygen.

A big and bad story.

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Zutak May 2014 OP
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Tue May 13, 2014, 10:35 PM

1. Death toll rises in Turkey mine collapse

Speaking on Wednesday, Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yildiz said 166 miners had been confirmed dead from the 787 who had been present in the mine at the time of the explosion that caused the collapse.

The minister promised transparency as rescuers tried to save the lives of those still trapped below. He said some 363 people had been evacuated from the mine, although this included the deceased.

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