Body of another miner recovered in Siirt mine disaster
AA PhotoThe body of another miner was recovered on Nov. 26, 10 days after a mine collapse in the Şirvan district of Turkey’s southeastern province of Siirt, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.
So far, 11 bodies have been found at the Madenköy copper mine, while search and rescue teams are working to locate five other miners trapped underground.
The mine’s operating manager was remanded in custody two days after, on accusations of negligence relating to safety regulations.
The mine is run by Park Elektrik, a member of the Ciner Group, which has operated the facility since 2006.
Heavy rainfall is believed to have triggered the landslide that caused the mine collapse on Nov. 17.
Earlier this week, an incident took place at a privately-owned mine in the Kilimli district of Zonguldak, a region on Turkey’s Black Sea coast.
The body of a 34-year-old miner was recovered on Nov. 24, 10 hours after the mine collapsed.
Accidents have beset Turkey’s mining industry in recent years, with 301 coal miners killed in the Soma mine in western Turkey in May 2014, in the country’s worst ever mining disaster.
In October 2014, 18 died in a flood at a coal mine in Ermenek, central Turkey.