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Published: Wednesday May 14, 2014 MYT 12:10:02 AM
Updated: Wednesday May 14, 2014 MYT 12:11:07 AM

Fire in Turkish coal mine kills 20 -lawmaker

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A fire in a coal mine in western Turkey killed 20 workers on Tuesday, the local member of parliament said, citing health officials.

Muzaffer Yurttas told broadcaster NTV that 20 bodies had been retrieved from the mine in the province of Manisa and that at least another 20 workers had been taken to hospital.

(Reporting by Ece Toksabay; Writing by Nick Tattersall; Editing by Robin Pomeroy)

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