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Thursday, May 15, 2014

naufrágio em terra (Soma)

ou: naufrágio no interior da terra.

Fourteen miners who took shelter inside the only refuge chamber available at the Soma mine used oxygen masks in turns before perishing, response teams have said, as chilling new details regarding the worst accident in Turkish mining history continue to emerge.

The disaster has drawn attention to the lack of refuge chambers in mines in Turkey. The accident revealed that the mine in Soma, employing a total of 6,500 miners, possessed just one chamber, even though owner Alp Gürkan claimed during an interview with daily Dünya on April 29, 2013 that the mine had several. The chamber, which only had an area of five square meters, was also proven insufficient, contradicting Gürkan’s account that the facilities could provide enough oxygen and food for miners for “20 days.” 

The 14 miners are thought to have entered the small chamber after realizing that it would be impossible to exit the mine before running out of oxygen as the mine was being overwhelmed by deadly carbon monoxide gas due to fire.

They reportedly used the oxygen bottles available in the chamber in turns, passing the masks around until the air was exhausted.

Rescue workers who entered the chamber found the bodies of the 14 piled one on top of the other.

(vestir-lhe a pele em protesto)

violent protest in Soma after miners death.

pai beijando o filho

protesto em Taksim

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