Three workers rescued after mine collapses in northern Turkey

Rescue teams saved three workers trapped after a coal mine collapsed in the northern Turkish province of Amasya on Sunday, independent news site T24 reported.

Teams from the country’s Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD) and other emergency services arrived in Yeniçeltek Mine to launch rescue efforts, the site said.

The trapped workers, who were rescued by teams quickly, had no serious injuries.

An investigation has been launched into the cause of the collapse, T24 said.

Since 2000, Turkish mines have experienced more than 21,000 workplace accidents, resulting in 11,000 injuries, including 3,000 workers left disabled, and 534 deaths (405 in state-run mines, 53 in private mines, 76 in unlicensed ones).
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