Second mine blast in coal mine at Zonguldak in Turkey kills one

The Daily Hurriyet reported that a methane blast at a coal mine in Zonguldak on January 10 killed a mine worker and injured five others, just days after a similarly deadly blast at a mine that had been repeatedly cited for negligence.

The accident at the mine run by a private company, in the Black Sea province’s Da?baca area, occurred when gas was leaked into one of the shafts as workers were beginning to extract coal.

Three mine workers who went to their colleagues’ rescue after the explosion suffered methane poisoning.

The incident was the second fatal accident in just three days in Turkey’s coal capital. On January 8, a similar gas leak at a coal mine run by the state-owned Turkish Hard Coal Enterprise killed eight mine workers.


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