Magen David Adom offers aid to Turkish rescue workers as mine explosion death toll tops 200
After Wednesday morning's mine explosion in Turkey killed more than 200 and left hundreds more trapped, Magen David Adom extended a helping hand offering authorities aid in rescuing and treating those pulled from the burning mine.


Turkish officials have not responded to the offer for help, but a spokesman from Magen David Adom said that the organization was ready
to offer manpower, equipment and medical knowledge that could greatly increase the chances of saving lives and ending the crisis.


An electrical fault is the suspected culprit in the mine explosion that trapped 787 workers. The blast also set a fire deep in the mine where rescue workers pumped large portions of oxygen deep underground to try and keep survivors alive.