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Lajčák sends condolences to Turkey

SLOVAKIA’S Foreign Minister Miroslav Lajčák sent a telegram with condolences to his Turkish counterpart, Ahmet Davutoglu, concerning the mining tragedy in the western-Turkish province of Manisa.

SLOVAKIA’S Foreign Minister Miroslav Lajčák sent a telegram with condolences to his Turkish counterpart, Ahmet Davutoglu, concerning the mining tragedy in the western-Turkish province of Manisa.

“I want to express my sincerest sympathies with the families of the victims of this tragedy,” the minister wrote in the letter, as quoted by the SITA newswire. “Out thoughts are with those who are mourning the dead in Soma.”

A coal mine explosion in the town of Soma, Turkey, occurred on May 13, leaving at least 201 dead and 80 injured. More than 200 others were still trapped in the mine on the morning of May 14. There were officially 787 miners in the mine at the time of the accident.

Source: SITA

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