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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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Emotions run high in aftermath of Soma pit explosion

Grief is slowly replacing hope for the families of the miners caught in the Soma mine disaster in western Turkey, some 476km (295 miles) south of Istanbul.

The explosion at the Turkish mine has killed at least 245 and has trapped hundreds deep underground.

Elsewhere, protests have sprung up, blaming the government for what is now Turkey's worst ever industrial accident.

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