Turkish politician retracts earlier death toll from mine

A fire in a coal mine in western Turkey killed four workers and trapped an unknown number, a local member of parliament told broadcaster CNN Turk, retracting his earlier statement that at least 20 had been killed.

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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.