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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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Tear gas fired against Turkish mine protesters in Soma

Police have fired water cannon and tear gas to disperse a crowd of several thousand protesters in the Turkish town where 284 people were killed in a mining disaster.

A Reuters witness said people scattered into side streets as police moved in after a stand-off on a shopping street in Soma, which also included the offices of the local government and labour union.

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