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Turkish mine disaster sends blame flying

In the wake of an explosion that killed 41 miners, several Turkish bodies are trading blame for safety failures in the coal industry.
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ISTANBUL — The death of 41 miners in an underground explosion in northern Turkey has reopened the debate over workplace safety in the country. 

The blast at the state-run Amasra coal mine in the Black Sea province of Bartin has revived memories of Turkey’s worst mining disaster eight years ago, when 301 miners were killed in a fire at a mine in Soma, western Turkey. 

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