Rescuers free nine workers trapped in Turkish coal mine

Nine workers were trapped in coal mine in western Black Sea city of Zonguldak on early Tuesday

Nine workers were trapped in coal mine in western Black Sea city of Zonguldak on early Tuesday

ZONGULDAK - Rescue teams pulled out nine miners on Tuesday morning who were trapped for 13 hours at a privately owned coal mine in Turkey’s western Black Sea coast city of Zonguldak.

The miners, who were stranded 20 meters underground after part of the mine collapsed, have been carried to hospital and are in a stable condition, Zonguldak Governor Ali Kaban told The Anadolu Agency.

The mining accident occurred at 03:00 a.m. local time, but it was reported to police only after noon by the father of a trapped miner.

The reasons for the collapse have yet to be determined.

Governor Kaban added that a multi-faceted investigation would soon begin at the mining site.

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