19 workers killed in Turkish mine blast: report

Nineteen workers were killed when an explosion caused a coal mine to cave in in northwestern Turkey, the Anatolia news agency reported on Friday, quoting Labour Minister Omer Dincer.

"Rescue teams have reached the accident area. Unfortunately, all the workers are dead," Dincer said.

Officials had earlier said that the explosion late Thursday in the mine near the town of Mustafakemalpasa in the province of Bursa had killed six workers and trapped another 13.

Source: AFP

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