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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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'Hundreds still trapped' as death toll goes above 200

Hundreds of miners are still believed to be trapped in the mine in Soma, Turkey and the death toll could rise further, energy minister Taner Yildiz told reporters at the scene.

The body of a miner is carried to an ambulance in Soma. Credit: REUTERS/Osman Orsal

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