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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First funerals held for victims of Turkey mining disaster

Families of the 282 miners killed in an explosion in a coal mine in Soma, Turkey, have started to bury their dead.

The first funerals took places today, as authorities continue to recover bodies still trapped under the mine.

50 miners are still unaccounted for, and families continue to wait outside the mine. The death toll is expected to rise.

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