A history of world's worst mine disasters
Take a look at the world's worst mine disasters with Turkey added on the lista s death toll rises to 282.world Updated: May 15, 2014 13:10 IST
A list of some of history's worst mine disasters:
1942: China's northeast is the site of the world's deadliest coal mine disaster when an accident kills 1,549 miners in Japanese-occupied Manchuria during World War II.
1906: A dust explosion in a French mine kills 1,099 workers.
1913: The worst mining disaster in British history was when 439 miners were killed in a gas explosion at the Senghenydd colliery in South Wales.
1960: Coalbrook, South Africa, Clydesdale Colliery mine collapse kills 437.
1962: Disaster at the Luisenthal coal mine in Volklingen, West Germany, kills 299.
1909: 259 men and boys killed in one of the United States' worst coal mine disasters, at the St. Paul Coal Co. mine, Cherry, Illinois.