Mounting anger as Turkey mourns mine workers

May 15, 2014, 12:06 PM EDT
SOMA, TURKEY - MAY 15: Relatives of the trapped mines react infront of the mine May 15, 2014 in Soma, a district in Turkey's western province of Manisa. An explosion and fire in the coal mine killed at least 274 miners and trapped hundreds more. Energy Minister Taner Yildiz said 787 workers had been in the mine when the blast occurred. Turkey has declared three days of mourning following the disaster. Credit Ahmet Sik/Getty Images
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At least 282 people have been confirmed dead following the country's deadliest industrial disaster, while thousands protested in major cities as grief turned to anger.