Turkey mine disaster death toll 'rises to 284'

The death toll for the Turkey mining disaster has risen to 284, the mine's operator told reporters. The operator said that a further 122 miners have been hospitalised, while 363 people were evacuated.

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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.