One mine worker killed under rubble after Zonguldak mine collapses
The miner who died in the collapse was identified as Fevzi Dereli, Doğan News Agency reported.
Accidents have beset Turkey’s mining industry in the recent years, with the most devastating one killing 301 coal miners in the western district of Soma in May 2014, considered the country’s deadliest industrial accident.
In November 2016, 16 workers were killed in a copper mine landslide in the Şirvan district of the southeastern province of Siirt.
Turkey’s Energy and Natural Resources Ministry stopped the activities of 1,780 mines as of August after increased inspections of mines with a new plan adopted in August, it had announced on Nov. 18.