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Landslide Traps 3 Miners At Turkish Coal Mine
The incident in the southeastern province of Sirnak comes a month after 301 miners died in Soma
Three miners are trapped after a landslide struck a coal mine in the southeast of Turkey on Wednesday, according to the country’s Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD).
Rescue workers are continuing to search for the missing miners.
The incident occurred at 3: 20 pm (1320 GMT) in the province of Sirnak on Wednesday.
It comes a month after a blast killed 301 miners in Soma in Turkey’s worst-ever mine disaster.
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Texas cliffhanger: Luxury home left dangling after landslide
A luxury $800,000 (U.S.) Texas home perched on a lakeside bluff was poised to plunge into the water below on Wednesday after the ground under its foundation eroded and left it precariously balanced on a decaying cliff.
The house on Lake Whitney, about 120 kilometers southwest of Dallas, is perched about 23 meters in the air and being circled by a local TV news helicopter waiting to record its plunge into the water below.
A massive piece of land under the house fell into the lake on Tuesday night, neighbors told local media. Video footage shows about half of the house on the ground and half in the air, with a dangling air conditioning unit tethered to the structure.
The land started to give way in February, and since then about 50 meters of territory that separated it from the water’s edge has eroded, said Mark Wilson, the chief deputy for the Hill County Sheriff’s Department.
The owners, who use it as a second home, have abandoned the property while people are being kept away from it on land and in the lake below.
“When they built the house, it looked like a safe area, away from the bluff. There is just a lot of the bluff that gave way,” Wilson said.
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Hurricane Cristina expected to strengthen off Mexican coast
Hurricane Cristina has formed off Mexico’s Pacific coast.
The hurricane’s maximum sustained winds early Wednesday were near 75mph (120kph) and the US national hurricane center said it was expected to strengthen during the next two days.
Cristina is centered about 265 miles (425 kilometers) south of Manzanillo, Mexico, and is moving west near 6mph (9kph).
The hurricane center says swells generated by Cristina are affecting parts of Mexico’s south central and south-western coast. The swells could cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions.