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Turkey mine disaster: Soma firm denies negligence

16 May 2014 Last updated at 13:57 BST

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.

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