Violent protest in Turkish city where miners died

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

SOMA, Turkey (AP) A violent protest has erupted in the Turkish city of Soma where at least 238 coal miners have died after a mine explosion.

Many in the crowd expressed anger Wednesday at Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government. Rocks were being thrown and some people were shouting that Erdogan was a "murderer" and a "thief."

The fate of an estimated 120 other miners still remained unclear in one of Turkey's worst mining disasters.


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