9 Missing After Landslide at Gold Mine

At least nine people were missing after a landslide at a mine in the Erzincan district of Turkey on Tuesday, February 13.

Footage from Mustafa Sarigul, a Turkish politician, shows the moment of the landslide, which authorities said happened at around 2 pm local time.

Local media reported on Wednesday that nine people were missing and could not currently be reached by emergency services.

In a statement, Turkey’s Center for Countering Disinformation said that claims that “cyanide soil” had flowed into the Euphrates river as a result of the landslide were false.

Deaths from the incident were not reported.

Some 667 miners were working in the mine at the time of the landslide, the Center for Countering Disinformation said. Credit: Mustafa Sarigul via Storyful

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