Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Eight People Arrested Turkey Mine Disaster Related

Eight people have been arrested in Turkey as part of an investigation into last week's mine disaster that killed 301 workers at Soma Small Town in Western Turkey .

An arrest warrant has also been issued to the owner of the company Alp Gurkan , reported Radio Television Turkey ( TRT ) on Tuesday .

Coal Mine Company CEO Soma Can Gurkan , son of the owner of the company Alp Gurkan , and General Manager of Ramazan Dogru were among those who were arrested on charges while " lead to many deaths " in the accident.
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A total of 26 people were detained and questioned , said Chief Public Prosecutor Bekir Soma Courthouse Sahiner told reporters on Tuesday .

Initial reports about the possible cause of the accident has shown a fire in the mine may have been triggered by heating coal after contact with air , said Sahiner , Xinhua reported Tuesday night .

The disaster was the deadliest mining accident in the history of Turkey since the explosion in Zonguldak Province in the Black Sea region in 1992 , killing 263 miners .


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