Saudi Arabia offers condolences to Turkey over mine explosion victims

Saudi Arabia offers condolences to Turkey over mine explosion victims
Saudi Arabia offers condolences to Turkey over mine explosion victims

Saudi Arabia has expressed solidarity with Turkey over a coal mine explosion, which killed at least 40 people and injured 11 others.

In a statement released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Saudi Arabia offered “sincere condolences” to the families of the victims and wished the injured a speedy recovery. The Turkish Energy Minister Fatih Donmez had said rescue efforts were almost complete. Preliminary assessments indicated that the explosion was likely caused by firedamp, which is a reference to flammable gases found in coal mines, Donmez said overnight.

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