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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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Hopes fading as bodies emerge from Turkey mine

Tensions are high outside the coal mine in Soma, western Turkey as the last miners expected to be rescued alive emerged from the collapsed pit this morning.

Rescue teams recovered more bodies this morning, as waiting families looked on, with rows of women and men wailing and crying.

Read: Death toll from Turkey mine collapse rises to 282

The first burials took place yesterday, and the death toll is expected to climb today, as there are still scores of miners trapped.

Turkey's prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared three days of morning and postponed a trip to Albania to visit the mine.

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