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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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Soma mine 'had been inspected 11 times since 2009'

A mine where 284 people were killed in the western Turkish town of Soma had been inspected 11 times since 2009, a spokesman for the country's ruling party said. AKP spokesman Huseyin Celik told a news conference in Ankara that there were no loopholes in safety regulations.

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