50th anniversary of the ‘missing bus’ massacre
|Association of Larnakalılar commemorated 50th anniversary of the ‘Missing Bus’ massacre which is one of five mass massacres realised by the Greeks on various dates during the Turkish Cypriot existence struggle in Cyprus..
50 years ago, 13th May 1964, 11 Turkish Cypriot men were killed by Greek Cypriot militiamen on their way to work. Their bodies were found 43 years later.
Death toll hits 282
A stream of ambulances continued to bring the dead from the Turkey’s Soma mine today. The bodies are carried 2km from inside the mine by a stream of volunteers — many of who are miners themselves.
As many as 787 miners were in the mine at the time of Tuesday afternoon’s explosion, which is thought to have been caused by faulty electrical transformers. While the official death toll rose 282, families and rescuers at the mouth of the mine are now expecting only more bodies to be recovered as the country started on three days of mourning.