Energy minister: 18 people at most still in Turkey mine

The death toll in this week's mining accident in western Turkey is unlikely to be more than 302 people, Turkey's Energy Minister Taner Yildiz has told Reuters.

A maximum of 18 people are still in the coal mine, Yildiz told reporters in televised comments on the country's deadliest ever mine disaster.

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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.