Mine cave-in in Zonguldak: 1 person lost his life, 6 people injured
A cave-in occurred in the mine of TTK’s Armutçuk Enterprise in Ereğli district of Zonguldak. In the tragic incident, 1 worker lost his life and 6 people were injured.
A cave-in occurred in the mine belonging to TTK’s Armutçuk Enterprise in Kandilli district of Ereğli district of Zonguldak. It is learned that 280 people were in the mine and 4 people were affected by the cave-in. Minister of Health Fahrettin Koca said, “1 person lost his life. We have 6 injured. The injured have been transferred to hospital. Our teams are on duty with ambulances. Our pain is great.”
There was a cave-in in the mine of the Turkish Coal Corporation (TTK) Armutçuk Establishment for an undetermined reason. Upon notification of the situation, police, health, UMKE, AFAD and TTK rescue teams were dispatched to the scene. Work was started to rescue the workers who were under the cave-in.
As teams were dispatched to the scene, Zonguldak Governor Osman Hacıbektaşoğlu said that there were 280 people inside and a team of 75 people intervened. “There is no explosion, there was a ceiling collapse,” Hacıbektaşoğlu said.
MINISTER KOCA: 1 PERSON LOST HIS LIFE, 6 INJURED
Sharing the latest information, Minister of Health Fahrettin Koca said, “1 person lost his life due to a cave-in in a coal mine in Zonguldak Ereğli. We have 6 injured. The injured have been transferred to the hospital. Our teams are on duty with ambulances. Our pain is great.”
COMMUNICATION PRESIDENCY: CAVE-IN CAUSED BY CEILING COLLAPSE, NOT EXPLOSION
On the other hand, the Presidential Communications Directorate denied the “explosion” claim about the cave-in in the mine. “The cause of the cave-in at the TTK Armutçuk Enterprise is not an explosion, but a ceiling collapse,” the statement said.
FIRST STATEMENT FROM AFAD
In a statement made by AFAD, “Today, at around 13.45, a cave-in occurred in the Armutçuk mine in Ereğli district of Zonguldak province. Upon the report that workers were found under the cave-in, #AFAD @Gendarmerie, @gendarmerie, 112 health, fire brigade and TTK rescue teams were dispatched to the incident area. We are following the developments.”