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238 Dead in Turkey Coal Mine Fire

The death toll in a coal mine disaster in western Turkey rose to 238, with 80 more injured, Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday after visiting the mine in Soma, about 480 kilometers (298 miles) southwest of Istanbul. Rescuers are pumping fresh air into the mine as they struggle to get hundreds of trapped miners out. Officials say 787 people were inside the mine when an electrical unit exploded, causing a fire inside the mine in western Manisa province.   Hundreds...

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