Mining company’s owner, Alp Gurkan, speaks to the media in Soma, Turkey, Friday
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Turkey mine disaster: Soma firm denies negligence

The operator of the Turkish mine that collapsed, killing at least 284 people, has denied any negligence.

Representatives from Soma Holding said an unexplained build-up of heat in the mine appeared to have caused the disaster.

Owner Alp Gurkan said his company's priority had been to save lives.

Rajesh Mirchandani reports.

  • 16 May 2014
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