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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It is hoped the 7,400-mile journey will become a cost-efficient and time-saving way of transporting trade between China and the UK.
The Prime Minister said Parliament will be given a binding vote on the final deal, but said the result will not stop Britain leaving the EU.
Officials from the train drivers' union Aslef will meet managers from Southern Railway, whilst the RMT will meet separately with Acas.