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Wed, May-14-2014 04:08:52

205 dead, many trapped in Turkish coal mine

SOMA, Turkey — Since first light at a coal mine in western Turkey on Wednesday, rescue workers have been removing a steady stream of bodies after an underground explosion and fire killed at least 205 workers. The fate of more than 200 other miners remained unclear in one of Turkey's worst mining disasters. But the slow pace of the rescue workers emerging from the mine with stretchers indicates that hopes are dimming. The bodies were covered in blankets and their faces were blackened like the coal.