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Hedo Turkoglu Please Pray for Turkish Miners

5/14/2014 7:38 AM PDT

Hedo Turkoglu -- Please Pray for Turkish Miners

L.A. Clippers player Hedo Turkoglu is calling for prayers for the 201 people killed in a mining accident in his native Turkey this morning ... saying, "No words for our sadness today."

Turkoglu -- who was born in Instanbul and played for the Turkish national team -- went to Twitter moments ago and wrote, "201 miners killed in an accident in Soma /Turkey , pls keep our miners and their families in your prayers."

More than 700 people were inside the mines when a fire broke out just a few hours ago. At least 201 people were killed ... and officials say there could be more than 100 people still trapped inside. Watch TMZ Sports on FS1 Get the new TMZ Sports app!


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