In Turkey, 150 miners are still trapped underground as the death toll rose to 282 in the country’s worst mining disaster.Crews are working around the clock to rescue and recover victims.A fire has been blazing underground since Tuesday’s explosion.
Meanwhile, mourning families are saying their goodbyes. Dozens of funerals were held Thursday the first of more than 200 funerals.
As the death toll continues to rise, so does the public’s anger toward the government. The disaster has stirred up new hostility toward Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government and thrown his presidential ambitions off stride.
Blackening his reputation further, Turkish newspapers published a photograph Thursday of one of Erdogan’s aides kicking a protester who was being held on the ground by armed police. CCTV’s Michal Bardavid reports from Soma, Turkey, with more on the fall-out from this industrial disaster.
Public Anger Rises Against Government Officials in TurkeyAs the death toll continues to rise in Turkey, so does the public's anger toward the government. CCTV's Michal Bardavid reports from Soma, Turkey, with more on the fall-out from this industrial disaster.
CCTV’s Elaine Reyes interviews Davitt McAteer, former assistant secretary of Labor for Mine Safety and health under U.S. President Bill Clinton, about mining safety regulations in Turkey.