The disaster management agency have said that authorities were preparing for the possibility that the death toll could jump dramatically - in the meantime air is being pumped into the mine.
Television footage shows bodies carried to ambulances by miners as well as the injured carried away. It was not immediately clear how many more miners were still trapped at Soma.
Earlier, Turkey's disaster and emergency management agency said about 20 people had been rescued from the site, 11 of them with injuries.
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The slump will spark scrutiny, especially as statistics show a rise in racially or religiously motivated offences following the EU vote.
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Jordi Sanchez of the Catalan National Assembly and Jordi Cuixart of the Omnium Cultural group were jailed on Monday.