Hundreds march as Turkish mine disaster trial begins

April 13, 2015 8:43 AM

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AKHISAR, Turkey (Reuters) - Hundreds of protesters marched in western Turkey on Monday, demanding harsh sentences for mining company executives at the start of their trial over the deaths of 301 miners, the country's worst industrial accident.

The underground fire last May sent deadly carbon monoxide coursing through the mine in the town of Soma.

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