Turkey: 'Mining execs detained' after disaster kills hundreds

Turkish police have detained 19 people, including mining company executives, as part of an investigation into the Soma mining disaster, Reuters have reported citing Turkish media.

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Turkish mine explosion dead now 'over 150'

An injured miner is carried to an ambulance in Soma, a district in Turkey's western province of Manisa. Credit: Reuters

The death toll in the wake of a mine explosion in western Turkey is now at 157, the mayor of the region has said, according to Reuters who have cited local media.

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