Officials: 22 dead, many trapped in Turkish coal mine blast
October 14, 2022
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — An explosion inside a coal mine in northern Turkey killed at least 22 people, Turkey's health minister announced, while rescuers working through the night were trying to bring dozens of others trapped to the surface.
The explosion occurred 6:45 p.m. at the state-owned TTK Amasra Muessese Mudurlugu mine in the town of Amasra, in the Black Sea coastal province of Bartin.
Energy Minister Fatih Donmez said a preliminary assessment indicated the explosion was likely caused by firedamp — a reference to flammable gases found in coal mines.
There were 110 people in the min...