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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Three remanded in custody after Turkish mine disaster

Three suspects out out of 25 people who were detained in Turkey after the Soma mine disaster have been remanded in custody, said a Turkish prosecutor.

Prosecutor Bekir Sahiner told reporters an initial report on the possible causes of the accident, in which 301 people died, indicated that the fire could have been triggered by coal heating up after it came into contact with the air.

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