Turkey mine operator says '450 rescued' from Soma pit

Turkish mine operator Soma Komur says nearly 450 of its workers were rescued after a deadly fire at coal mine killed at least 238.

Rescued miners are taken to waiting ambulances. Credit: AP

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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.