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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United in grief, the people of Manchester have come together in defiance to the suicide bomber who killed 22 people on Monday evening.
Hashem Abedi, who was held in Tripoli on the same day his father was arrested, was planning terror in the Libyan city, officials have said.
A notably mild night, feeling close and stuffy.