Rescuers press to save 18 trapped Turkish miners

October 29, 2014 12:10 PM

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ISTANBUL (AP) — Rescue workers desperately pumped water out of a coal mine in southern Turkey on Wednesday as anxious relatives huddled nearby after surging waters trapped 18 Turkish miners deep underground.

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan cancelled a national holiday reception and was to visit the town of Ermenek in Karaman province where the mine is located close to Turkey's Mediterranean coast, Turkish news agencies reported.

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