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In 45 seconds: Turkey's worst mine disaster

15 May 2014 Last updated at 13:40 BST

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

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