Turkey's President Abdullah Gul comforts a relative of a missing miner as he visits the accident site in Soma, a district in Turkey's western province of Manisa May 15, 2014. Rescuers were still ... more 
Turkey's President Abdullah Gul comforts a relative of a missing miner as he visits the accident site in Soma, a district in Turkey's western province of Manisa May 15, 2014. Rescuers were still trying to reach parts of the coal mine in Soma, 480 km (300 miles) southwest of Istanbul, almost 48 hours after fire knocked out power and shut down the ventilation shafts and elevators, trapping hundreds underground. At least 282 people have been confirmed dead, mostly from carbon monoxide poisoning, and hopes are fading of pulling out any more alive of the 100 or so still thought to be inside. REUTERS/President's Press Office/Murat Cetinmuhurdar/Handout via Reuters (TURKEY - Tags: POLITICS) ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS PICTURE IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. NO SALES. NO ARCHIVES less 
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Thu, May 15, 2014 8:42 AM EDT