Bodies of 2 miners recovered in mine accident

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The bodies of 2 miners were recovered early Wednesday, after the workers were trapped underground the previous evening in a coal mine in the southern Antalya province. reports citing Anadolu news agency.

A rescue team reached the bodies that were trapped 900 meters (0.5 miles) underground due to the gas entrapment.

Gov. Munir Karaloglu told reporters the rescue team began rescue operations at 8 p.m. (!700GMT) local time Tuesday.

“There was not any explosion or collapse,” Karaloglu said. “We think the miners died of gas inhalation.”

The accident took place in a coal mine in the district of Kemer.

Authorities have launched an investigation.

2017.05.17 / 09:12
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