Families Mourn, Unions Strike, Citizens Protest in Wake of Turkish Mine Disaster

Families Mourn, Unions Strike, Citizens Protest in Wake of Turkish Mine Disaster

The worst mining disaster in Turkey’s history has sparked anti-government protests, a 24-hour strike and calls for the prime minister to resign.

The worst mining disaster in Turkey’s history has sparked anti-government protests, a 24-hour strike and calls for the prime minister to resign.

Officials are blaming the disaster – which has killed at least 282 miners – on a power-transformer explosion that triggered a fire deep inside the mine. Many of the miners reportedly died of carbon monoxide poisoning.

According to a BBC report, as many as 150 miners remained missing as of Thursday morning.

Story Recap

'A Community Losing Hope'

Mine-Safety Protests

Government Oversight Criticized

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