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The European Union expresses its condolences for the mining accident in Turkey

The European Union (EU) today expressed his condolences for the “Tragic loss of life in coal mine accident in bartin (Turkey)”in which at least 40 people have died, according to the latest official balance of victims.

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“My condolences are with the families who have lost their loved ones and with the entire community that comes together in this moment of pain,” wrote the President of the European Council, Charles Michaelin your personal profile of the social network Twitter.

Michel also moved his “best wishes” for survivors and rescue teams still working in the mine to find miners who have survived the explosion.

“The news that reaches us from bartin where dozens of people have died and many are still trapped they are horribleexpressed, for his part, the High Representative for Foreign Policy of the EU, Joseph Borrell.

The Catalan also offered his “sincere condolences and solidarity” to the people of Turkey and, especially, to the families of the victims of the accident.

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The accident occurred this Friday around 6:15 p.m. (3:15 p.m. GMT) in a shaft of a coal mine in Amasra in Bartínon the Black Sea coast, at a time when 110 miners were working and 49 of them They were in the area affected by the deflagration.

The latest official balance of the Turkish authorities raises the death toll from the explosion to 40, while the rescue teams managed to get out “with great effort” another 40 miners, as confirmed by the Minister of the Interior, Suleyman Soylu.

Total, eleven miners are still hospitalized, five of them in serious condition, while at least one worker is still missing.

Source: Elcomercio

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