Explosion at coal mine in Turkey leaves at least 238 dead

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SOMA, TURKEY – This could go down in history as the worst mine disaster in Turkey.

At least 238 people are dead after an explosion and fire at a coal mine in Soma, Turkey.

Most of the deaths are a result of carbon-monoxide poisoning.

Sadly, about 200 miners are still trapped.

According to Turkish Energy Minister, Taner Yildiz, 787 people were working in the mine when the explosion happened.

Government officials say the fire happened after a transformer blew up.

Now, rescuers are trying to pump oxygen into the mine, but hopes of reaching any survivors are slowly beginning to fade away.

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