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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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Turkey mine blast death toll rises to 238

Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said the death toll from the mine explosion at Soma has risen to 238 with 80 injured.

Hundreds of miners are still trapped in the mine after a substation exploded causing a fire, which poured smoke into the mine hampering rescue efforts.

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