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Turkey: Mine disaster toll rises to 301

May 19, 2014 - 6:00am


The death toll from Turkey's coal mining disaster, which took place on May 13 2014, has risen to 301, state-run Anadolu news agency said.

Energy Minister Taner Yildiz said the mine will stay closed until the cause of the fire is determined, Bloomberg reported.

A 2010 research paper by Tepav said the country has the worst casualty record in the coal mining sector across the globe, reports Bloomberg.

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