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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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'Fires still burning' after Turkish mine explosion

Fires are still burning underground after an explosion in a Turkish coal mine which has claimed the lives of at least 200 people, according to miners at the site.

The search is continuing for hundreds more miners feared trapped in a Turkish mine Credit: AA / TT/TT News Agency/Press Association Images

Hundreds more miners are feared trapped in the coal mine, but rescue operations are being hampered by smoke pouring from the fires.

Most of the dead miners died from carbon monoxide poisoning, and rescuers have been pumping oxygen into the mine to aid anyone else who may have survived.

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