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.


KKCO NBC 11 News 2531 Blichmann Avenue Grand Junction, CO 81505 Station Phone: 970.243.1111 Business Fax: 970.243.1770 Newsroom Fax: 970.245.3793 News Tip & Contest Line: 970.255.8477
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 259227871 - nbc11news.com/a?a=259227871