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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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Police 'detain 19' in connection with Turkey mine probe

Turkish police detained 19 people, including mining company executives and personnel, as an investigation into last week's mine disaster got underway and the last of the 301 victims were buried today.

It was reported earlier that 18 people had been held, however, the governor of Manisa province Abdurrahman Savas has since clarified the number. According to Reuters, they have been detained on suspicion of neglect and "causing multiple deaths".

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