February 13, Workers at a gold mine in Turkey are believed trapped underground (vid)


Feb 13, 2024. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas

A landslide hit a gold mine in eastern Turkey on Tuesday, apparently trapping at least nine workers underground, officials said.


Terrifying moment massive cyanide-laced landslide swallows up gold mine and buries nine workers alive triggering desperate rescue mission (dailymail)


The landslide at the Copler mine happened at 2:30 p.m. near the town of Ilic in Turkey’s mountainous Erzincan province. Footage seemingly shot by a worker nearby showed a massive wave of earth rushing down a gully, engulfing everything in its path.

Interior Minister Ali Yerlikaya said nine workers had not been heard from since the landslide struck. “It is thought that they are buried under the ground,” he said, adding that 400 search and rescue personnel were at the site. Emergency agency AFAD said staff from surrounding provinces had been brought in.

Erzincan Mayor Bekir Aksun, meanwhile, told broadcaster Haberturk that between 10 and 12 workers were missing.