Drogba gives €1m to Turkey mining victims
Ivory Coast forward Didier Drogba has given €1 million to the families of the victims of the mining disaster in Soma, Turkey.
Galatasaray players wore helmets ahead of their league game against Kayseri Erciyesspor at the weekend to commiserate with the affected ones and the Chelsea legend donated in his role as U.N. ambassador.
“I am a U.N. ambassador of goodwill and I will do all that I can to help the people in Soma,” Drogba told reporters.
“But I don’t want anyone to use my name. I’m not someone who will promote himself in such issues. I don’t need this sort of a self-promotion.”
On May 13 an explosion at a coal mine in Soma, Turkey, caused an underground fire which burned until 15 May. A total of 301 people were killed in what was the worst mine disasters in Turkey’s history.