Wed, 2014-05-14 14:23

Coal Mine Accident in Western Turkey

Brussels, 14 May 2014:

We are deeply sorry to hear about the deaths of 301 miners in a coal mine accident in western Turkey. We extend our deepest sympathy to the families and colleagues of the deceased.

Soma Komur Isletmeleri is not a member of Euromines, however, whether a mining operation is a member or not, we are always concerned by an accident such as that at the mine at Soma in Manisa province in Turkey.

The lessons to be learned from this accident, will be identified and shared with the industry at large.

For more information please contact: Veronika Sochorova, Euromines, email:

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