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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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Mass funerals for miners begin as anger grows

Grief has been mixed with anger in Soma, and across Turkey. Credit: ITV News/ Dan Rivers

Loudspeakers called out the names of those killed in the Soma mining disaster, as a mass grave was dug and funerals began.

Watch: First funerals held for victims of Turkey mining disaster

Mass graves have been dug to bury the dead. Credit: ITV News/ Dan Rivers

Rescuers are still trying to reach parts of the coal mine in Soma, which has now been blocked off to the public.

A coffin of a miner killed in Tuesday's explosion. Credit: ITV News/ Dan Rivers

A blazing fire knocked out power and shut down ventilationi shafts, hampering the rescue efforts. As hope fades for remaining survivors, anger has started to grow.

Relatives look on as the mass graves are dug. 150 are still missing. Credit: ITV News/ Dan Rivers

For a second day running, protesters have streamed on to the streets of Turkey, angry at what they say is the government's cozy relationship with mining companies with poor safety standards.

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