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Turkey Mine Disaster Rescue Operation Winds Up As Death Toll Rises To 301...SOMA, TURKEY - MAY 18:  Relatives of miner Turgut Jilmaz, who died in the explosion at Soma mine, grieve in their home in the hamlet of Elmadere close to the mine works on May 18, 2014 near Soma, Turkey. From the small hamlet of Elmadere, which is home to around 90 families, eleven miners died in the Soma mine disaster. Three individuals, who were among 25 people detained in connection with the mining disaster, are facing a charge of causing multiple deaths. 301 people died when an explosion and fire took place within the coal mine on Tuesday resulting in Turkey's worst ever mining disaster.

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Relatives of Turgut Jilmaz, a miner who died in the explosion at a coal mine in Soma, Turkey, grieve in their home in Elmadere. At least 301 people died in Turkey’s worst ever mining disaster. 

Turkish miners listen to the mining company s owner, Alp Gurkan, during a news conference in Soma, Turkey, Friday, May 16, 2014. The Turkish mining company defended its safety record Friday, four days after over 250 people died in an underground blaze at its coal mine in western Turkey.

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Turkish miners listen to the mining company’s owner, Alp Gurkan, during a news conference in Soma, Turkey. The Turkish mining company defended its safety record Friday, four days after over 250 people died in an underground blaze at its coal mine in western Turkey

Scores Of Miners Trapped Underground After Fire In Mine...SOMA, TURKEY - MAY 14:  Full clothes baskets of trapped miners hang in the empty changing rooms on May 14, 2014 in Soma, a district in Turkey's western province of Manisa. An explosion and fire in the coal mine killed at least 274 miners and trapped hundreds more. Energy Minister Taner Yildiz said 787 workers had been in the mine when the blast occurred. Turkey has declared three days of mourning following the disaster. (Photo by Ahmet Sik/Getty Images)

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Baskets full of clothes belonging to trapped miners hang in the empty changing rooms in Soma, southwest Turkey. An explosion and fire in the coal mine killed at least 282 miners and trapped hundreds more. 

An injured miner is carried to an ambulance after being rescued from a coal mine he was trapped in Soma...An injured miner is carried to an ambulance after being rescued from a coal mine he was trapped in, in Soma, a district in Turkey's western province of Manisa, late May 13, 2014. Rescuers pulled more dead and injured from the coal mine in western Turkey on Wednesday more than 12 hours after an explosion, bringing the death toll to 201 in the nation's worst mining disaster for decades. Hundreds more were still believed to be trapped in the mine in Soma, around 120 km (75 miles) northeast of the Aegean coastal city of Izmir. The explosion, which triggered a fire, occurred shortly after 3 pm (1200 GMT) on Tuesday. REUTERS/Emre Tazegul Emre Tazegu/Reuters

An injured miner is carried to an ambulance after being rescued from a coal mine he was trapped in, in Soma, a district in Turkey’s western province of Manisa. Rescuers pulled more dead and injured from the mine on Wednesday, more than 12 hours after an explosion, bringing the death toll to more than 200, in the nation’s worst mining disaster for decades. Hundreds more are believed to be still trapped inside the mine.