Rescuers carry out a miner in Soma, Manisa, Turkey, on 14 May 2014
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Turkey coal mine explosion: 'There's always hope'

There is still "hope" that rescue teams will be able to find survivors after an explosion at a coal mine in western Turkey has left at least 201 workers dead, the Today programme has been told.

Andrew Watson from the Mines Rescue Service explained that a "focus" to the rescue effort can be gained by looking at mine plans.

He said that by barricading themselves into the mine, the trapped have a better chance of surviving.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4's Today programme on Wednesday 14 May.

  • 14 May 2014
  • From the section Europe
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