May 14, 2014 8:07 am

10 heartbreaking and powerful images from Turkey coal mine explosion

A man kisses his son, rescued of the mine, on May 13, 2014 after an explosion in a coal mine in Manisa. At least 157 miners were killed in collapsed coal mine in the western Turkish city of Manisa.

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Rescuers are in a race against time to reach the hundreds of miners who are still trapped underground in a coal mine in western Turkey.

The government confirmed the disaster has killed at least 230 miners in an explosion and fire on Tuesday.

READ MORE: More than 230 dead after explosion at coal mine in Turkey

There were 787 people inside the mine at the time, and fewer than half of them were rescued.

Below is a look at some heartbreaking and powerful images from the deadly Turkey mine explosion.

People cry after their relatives died in the explosion.

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Miners are helped by rescue workers and friends from the coal mine.

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Protesters lie down, acting as dead miners in front of a Turkish flag at half mast at Taksim square in Istanbul.

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A miner being helped by rescue workers.

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People stand in front of a hospital in Soma.

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Miners are helped by rescue workers and friends from the coal mine.

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An injured miner came out carried by rescuers.

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Protestors leave miner helmets front of riot police shields in Istanbul. The helmets said ‘not an industrial accident, murder.’

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An injured miner.

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