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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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Death toll from Turkey mine collapse rises to 282

Rescue teams have recovered more bodies from the collapsed coal mine in western Turkey, raising the death toll to 282, officials said. Hopes for scores of other miners trapped underground are fading, the country's energy minister said.

  • 787 people were inside the mine when the explosion took place on Tuesday.
  • 363 people have been rescued.
  • The current death toll stands at 282, but is expected to rise.

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