Turkish mining operator denies any 'negligence' in catastrophe

By Drum Digital
16 May 2014

Turkish mine where an explosion has claimed more than 280 lives says the disaster was not due to negligence on its part.

The operator of a Turkish mine where an explosion has claimed more than 280 lives said on Friday the disaster was not due to negligence on its part.

Mine owner says figures as follows: 284 confirmed dead, 18 thought still trapped, 363 evacuated, further 122 hospitalised.

"There is no negligence on our part," Akin Celik, the head of Soma Komur, told reporters. "We have all worked very hard. I have not seen such an incident in 20 years."

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