The death toll in the Soma coal mine explosion has risen to 201 with hundreds more trapped underground, the energy minister has confirmed to AFP.
Relatives have been waiting at the mine as well at hospitals around the city for any news of their loved ones.
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Almost a fifth of hospital patients were also unable to reach their call button, a report warned.
At least 2,400 cancer sufferers die needlessly every year because their GP does not refer them to a specialist quickly enough.
It comes after shadow chancellor John McDonnell made a surprise U-turn on the Tory budget vote which is due later today.