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Galatasaray players pay tribute to the 302 miners who died in tragic disaster

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7.26K   //    18 May 2014, 10:45 IST
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Wesley Sneijder (L) of Galatasaray with his helmet and his friends to commemorate the ones who lost their lives following the coal mine fire in Soma, Manisa on May 13, 2014, prior to the match.

Galatasaray players paid their tribute to the 302 victims who lost their lives in the Soma, Turkey coal mine disaster ahead of their match against  Kayseri Erciyesspor at Ali Sami Yen Sports Complex.

“We cannot allow investigators into the mine at this point but rest assured that a criminal and an administrative inquiry were launched,” Turkey’s Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, Taner Y?ld?z told reporters. “There will be consequences. We lost nearly 300 of our brethren and we will not tolerate any mistake.”

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Galatasaray players with their helmets to commemorate the ones who lost their lives following the coal mine fire in Soma, Manisa on May 13, 2014, prior to the match with Kayseri Erciyesspor at Ali Sami Yen Sports Complex on May 17, 2014.

Galatasaray players with their helmets to commemorate the ones who lost their lives following the coal mine fire in Soma, Manisa on May 13, 2014, prior to the match with Kayseri Erciyesspor at Ali Sami Yen Sports Complex on May 17, 2014.

Galatasaray players with their helmets to commemorate the ones who lost their lives following the coal mine fire in Soma, Manisa on May 13, 2014, prior to the match with Kayseri Erciyesspor at Ali Sami Yen Sports Complex on May 17, 2014.

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