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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Protests across Turkey over Soma mine disaster

Protests are developing across Turkey as the nation responds to the coal mine explosion and fire that has left at least 238 dead and hundreds still missing underground.

Pictures are emerging on Twitter and local media of demonstrations, some appearing to be clashing with police, across the country including the country's largest city, Istanbul.

One tweet shows protesters lying down on the platform of Taksim Metro station in Istanbul.

The majority of the protests appear to be over worker safety, NBC News has reported.

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