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Tempers fray over Turkey mine disaster

PLEASE NOTE: EDIT CONTAINS MATERIAL THAT WAS ORIGINALLY 4:3 ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION Photographs of one of Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan's advisors appearing to kick a protester during the aftermath of a mine disaster with hundreds of dead did the rounds on social media on Thursday (May 15), one day after hundreds of workers were killed in a mine in Soma. Erdogan's office was not immediately available to comment after his close advisor Yusuf Yerkel was captured kicking a protester as special forces police detained him during a protest. On Thursday, rescuers were still trying to reach parts of the coal mine in Soma, 480 km (300 miles) southwest of Istanbul, almost 48 hours after fire knocked out power and shut down the ventilation shafts and elevators, trapping hundreds underground. At least 282 people have been confirmed dead, mostly from carbon monoxide poisoning, and hopes are fading of pulling out any more alive of the 100 or so still t

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