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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.

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120 still trapped in coal mine, says Turkey's PM

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said 120 miners are feared trapped in the Soma coal mine following an explosion yesterday which has killed over 200 workers.

Turkey's Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan (centre) talks with relatives of miners who were killed or injured in the Soma mine explosion Credit: REUTERS/ Osman Orsal

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