Four die in Turk­ish mine ac­ci­dents

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - BUSINESS -

IS­TAN­BUL: Four minework­ers were killed in ac­ci­dents at two un­der­ground coal mines in Tur­key yes­ter­day, an in­dus­try of­fi­cial said.

In the dead­li­est in­ci­dent, three men were killed in a meth­ane gas blast at a pri­vately owned mine in the Black Sea prov­ince of Zongul­dak, an of­fi­cial from the Turk­ish Hard Coal En­ter­prises said.

An ini­tial po­lice in­ves­ti­ga­tion found that the mine was op­er­at­ing il­le­gally, the Hur­riyet news­pa­per re­ported on its web­site.

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