Speaking to the press, Erdogan said, "How the explosion occurred and who is responsible, if any, will be revealed through administrative and judicial investigations."
"We no longer want to see unnecessary or lost risks in our mines. We are in the process of doing everything possible to bury mining accidents in history using all the capabilities of technology," he said.
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Erdogan, who arrived at the coal mine where the explosion took place in the Amasra district of Bartın province on the Black Sea shore, inspected the blast site in the company of ministers, rescue authorities and emergency services officials.
President Erdogan was briefed by Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu, Labor and Social Security Minister Vedat Bilgin and Energy and Natural Resources Minister Fatih Dönmez on the work done and the latest situation in the mining area.
An incident similar to the Amasra coal mine explosion in #Turkey has previously occurred in 2014 when a fire in a coal mine in the town of Soma led to the explosion, killing around 300 people. pic.twitter.com/kE1f2p4koX