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UEFA offers condolences to Turkish miners

"The thoughts of all of the European football family are with the families of the miners who have lost their lives in the explosion and fire at a coal mine in Soma in western Turkey," said UEFA President Michel Platini.

UEFA statement
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"The thoughts of all of the European football family are with the families of the miners who have lost their lives in the explosion and fire at a coal mine in Soma in western Turkey. We also hope for positive news about the miners who currently remain trapped in the mine," said UEFA President Michel Platini.

A minute's silence will be observed at the UEFA European Under-17 Championship match between Turkey and Malta at the Ta' Qali National Stadium in Malta on Thursday 15 May, in respect of the miners who lost their lives.