Workers rescued after mine collapse in Turkey’s Amasya
Rescue teams have saved four workers trapped after a coal mine collapsed in the northern province of Amasya’s Merzifon district.
The workers were working during a 4 p.m. – 10 p.m. shift on Jan. 27 when the mine collapsed, state-run Anadolu Agency reported.
“Around 35 people were working on the shift. The collapse occurred in one part of the mine,” said one of the trapped workers following the incident.
All the workers were dispatched to the hospital afterwards, with Amasya Governor’s Office later issuing a statement, saying none of the workers sustained life-threatening injuries.
Amasya Governor Osman Varol visited the workers at the Sabuncuoğlu Şerefeddin Training and Research Hospital.
“Two of the three rescued workers have minor bruises, some cuts and minor wounds. Regarding the last saved worker on the other hand, since his body from waist down had been trapped under the soil for a while, he has a fracture in his foot. Apart from that, he has minor bruises and fractures in his body. All of our workers are conscious,” Varol said.
The governor added that an investigation will be launched into the incident to “determine the causes of the incident.”