Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said the death toll from the mine explosion at Soma has risen to 238 with 80 injured.
Hundreds of miners are still trapped in the mine after a substation exploded causing a fire, which poured smoke into the mine hampering rescue efforts.
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