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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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Turkish mine operators deny negligence amid unrest

The operators of a Turkish mine where 284 workers died in an explosion have denied negligence for the collapse as a former safety worker told ITV News he quit his job because his warnings had been ignored.

Friday prayers in the mining town of Soma honoured those who had lost their lives but the grief was followed by protests involving thousands.

The dissent led to a crackdown by the police, who fired tear gas and water cannons to break up the angered crowds.

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