At least 25 people were killed in a coal mine explosion in Turkey late Friday, while more than 40 people are still trapped. The accident happened in a coal mine in the city of Amsara in Bartin province. It is said that when the explosion took place in Khanad, more than 100 people were working there. However, officials are currently trying to ascertain the cause of the blast.
methane gas explosion
Many Turkish leaders have given their reaction to this accident. The country's Energy Minister Fatih Donmez has expressed apprehension that the explosion in the mine could be due to methane gas. He said through a statement that there was no fire in the mine and the ventilation systems were also working as before. He said, the responsibility of this coal mine has been given to Turkish Hard Coal Enterprises.
More than 40 people trapped in the mine
On this accident, the Health Minister of the country said that the rescued people have been admitted to the hospital. He tweeted that about 17 people injured in the accident are being treated. At the same time, more than 40 people are still trapped in the mine, and efforts are on to rescue them. "The mine is about 350 meters deep and it is a risky area, where no one is allowed to go except the working people," he said.
Rescue operation underway
The Turkish government has ordered an inquiry into the accident. Many media of the country have released the picture of this accident. In these pictures, officers are seen engaged in the rescue operation outside the mine. At the same time, the relatives of the miners are seen in concern. The officials carried out a rescue operation throughout the night to save the miners. The Filahal case is also being investigated.