Wednesday 5 August 2015

Violence erupts after mine disaster

Published 14/05/2014 | 16:02

Recep Tayyip Erdogan is surrounded by security guards as he visits the coal mine in Soma, western Turkey (AP)
Recep Tayyip Erdogan is surrounded by security guards as he visits the coal mine in Soma, western Turkey (AP)

A violent protest has erupted in the Turkish city of Soma where at least 238 coal miners have died after a mine explosion.

Many in the crowd expressed anger at Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government. Rocks were thrown and some people were shouting that Mr Erdogan was a "murderer" and a "thief".

The fate of an estimated 120 other miners still remained unclear in one of Turkey's worst mining disasters.

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