Saturday 25 October 2014

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)

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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