The Turkish American Society of Missouri is deeply distraught by the tragic mine collapse in western Turkey, which took place in the town of Soma, in the Manisa Province, on May 13, 2014. Our hearts and prayers go out to the families of all of the miners who are still missing, and we continue to pray for the many injured, some critically. We hope for their full and speedy recovery. Finally, we applaud the efforts of the rescue operation and workers for all of their dedication in searching for the missing miners, as well as for already rescuing hundreds of miners.
Together, we stand with Turkey during its three days of mourning. We also hope for a full and impartial investigation into the causes of, and the responsibility for, the collapse.
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