Turkey coal mine explosion

May 14, 2014, 10:31 AM IST
People at the entrance of the local hospital after an explosion and fire at a coal mine in Soma, in western Turkey.
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People at the entrance of the local hospital after an explosion and fire at a coal mine in Soma, in western Turkey.

Workers and relatives arrive after an explosion and fire at a coal mine in Soma, in western Turkey.
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Workers and relatives arrive after an explosion and fire at a coal mine in Soma, in western Turkey.

Miners carry a rescued friend hours after an explosion and fire at a coal mine killed at least 17 miners and left up to 300 workers trapped underground, in Soma, in western Turkey.
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Miners carry a rescued friend hours after an explosion and fire at a coal mine killed at least 17 miners and left up to 300 workers trapped underground, in Soma, in western Turkey.

Relatives try to get information outside a local hospital after an explosion and fire at a coal mine in Soma, in western Turkey.
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Relatives try to get information outside a local hospital after an explosion and fire at a coal mine in Soma, in western Turkey.

Miners escort a rescued friend after an explosion and fire at a coal mine in Soma, in western Turkey.
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Miners escort a rescued friend after an explosion and fire at a coal mine in Soma, in western Turkey.

Miners help a rescued friend hours after an explosion and fire at a coal mine killed at least 17 miners and left up to 300 workers trapped underground, in Soma, in western Turkey.
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Miners help a rescued friend hours after an explosion and fire at a coal mine killed at least 17 miners and left up to 300 workers trapped underground, in Soma, in western Turkey.

Family members cry as they wait outside a hospital hours after an explosion and fire at a coal mine killed at least 17 miners and left up to 300 workers trapped underground, in Soma, in western Turkey.
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Family members cry as they wait outside a hospital hours after an explosion and fire at a coal mine killed at least 17 miners and left up to 300 workers trapped underground, in Soma, in western Turkey.

Two miners look around after being rescued hours after an explosion and fire at a coal mine killed at least 17 miners and left up to 300 workers trapped underground, in Soma, in western Turkey.
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Two miners look around after being rescued hours after an explosion and fire at a coal mine killed at least 17 miners and left up to 300 workers trapped underground, in Soma, in western Turkey.

Miners carefully carrying a rescued friend hours after an explosion and fire at a coal mine killed at least 17 miners and left up to 300 workers trapped underground, in Soma, in western Turkey.
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Miners carefully carrying a rescued friend hours after an explosion and fire at a coal mine killed at least 17 miners and left up to 300 workers trapped underground, in Soma, in western Turkey.

Medics help a rescued miner after an explosion and fire at a coal mine killed at least 17 miners and left up to 300 workers trapped underground, in Soma, in western Turkey.
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Medics help a rescued miner after an explosion and fire at a coal mine killed at least 17 miners and left up to 300 workers trapped underground, in Soma, in western Turkey.

Rescue workers carry a rescued miner from the mine in Soma, western Turkey.
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Rescue workers carry a rescued miner from the mine in Soma, western Turkey.

Family members react, as they wait outside the mine in Soma, western Turkey.
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Family members react, as they wait outside the mine in Soma, western Turkey.

Rescue workers carry the dead body of a miner from the mine in Soma, western Turkey.
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Rescue workers carry the dead body of a miner from the mine in Soma, western Turkey.

A man reacts as rescue workers carry the body of a miner from the mine in Soma, western Turkey.
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A man reacts as rescue workers carry the body of a miner from the mine in Soma, western Turkey.

A woman reacts after she have seen the dead body of a relative miner outside the mine in Soma, western Turkey.
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A woman reacts after she have seen the dead body of a relative miner outside the mine in Soma, western Turkey.

Riot police detain a protester as they use water cannons and teargas to disperse people who were protesting the Soma mine accident that killed 301 miners, in Istanbul, Turkey.
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Riot police detain a protester as they use water cannons and teargas to disperse people who were protesting the Soma mine accident that killed 301 miners, in Istanbul, Turkey.