Women mourn at a cemetery in Soma, Turkey, during the funeral of a miner, 15 May 2014
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In 45 seconds: Turkey's worst mine disaster

Turkey is observing three days of mourning after the country's worst ever mine disaster, which has claimed at least 282 lives.

Trade unions in the country are holding a one-day strike in protest against the recent privatisation of the mining sector, which they say has made working conditions more dangerous.

Here's a summary of the situation in 45 seconds.

Video produced by Michael Hirst and Matt Danzico

  • 15 May 2014
  • From the section Europe
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