Soma - A fire broke out on Saturday in part of a mine
where nearly 300 miners were killed in Turkey's worst ever industrial disaster,
hindering efforts to find up to three remaining workers believed to be still
underground, the country's energy minister said.
Taner Yildiz told reporters the bodies of 15 miners were
retrieved overnight, bringing the death to 299, and as many as three workers
were still in the mine.
They were unlikely to be alive, four days after an initial
fire sent deadly carbon monoxide coursing through the mine.