Unrest grows over deadly mine accident in Turkey
The worst mining accident in Turkey’s history has claimed the lives of at least 282 people.
Government officials believe nearly 150 individuals remain trapped inside after the underground explosion occurred in the western town of Soma on Tuesday. Crews have rescued more than 300 people as they continue to pump fresh air into the space.
Violent demonstrations erupted on Wednesday as protesters claimed Turkey’s government failed to address safety issues. But officials said the mine was last inspected in March, when they didn’t detect any hazards.