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Drogba gives €1m to Turkey mining victims

Published On 18/05/2014 | By K Sarbah Mensah | Africa, Best of the Rest, Europe, Ghana, Latest News, Top Stories

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.

One Response to Drogba gives €1m to Turkey mining victims

  1. Abdulhakim says:

    I highly recommend Drogba’s support of the Miner’s victims in Soma, Turkey although I’m a bit dissappointed that some of the money he donated should have been donated to Ivory Coast where money is much needed there. Help your own people before helping others …..,,

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