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Turkish police detain 18 in mine disaster probe: TV

Published on May 18, 2014 7:35 PM
 
People mourn their relatives at the cemetery where some of the 301 people killed after an explosion and fire in a coal mine were buried on May 18, 2014, at Soma in Manisa. Turkish police on Sunday, May 18, 2014, detained 18 people suspected of negligence in connection with this week's deadly mine disaster, including executives from the mine operator, local media reported. -- PHOTO: AFP

ISTANBUL (AFP) - Turkish police on Sunday detained 18 people suspected of negligence in connection with this week's deadly mine disaster, including executives from the mine operator, local media reported.

Rescue operations ended on Saturday after the bodies of the last two trapped miners were retrieved following the country's worst ever industrial disaster, which claimed 301 lives.

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