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Court jails three over 2014 Soma disaster

Court jails three over 2014 Soma disaster​

A court has handed out long prison sentences to an executive of a company and two engineers over a 2014 mining disaster that killed 301 people in the Soma district of the western province of Manisa.

The Akhisar Heavy Penal Court on June 16 sentenced Can Gürkan, the chairman of the executive board of the mining company Soma Kömürleri, to 20 years in prison.

Engineers Adem Ormanoğlu and Efkan Kurt received 12 years and 6 months in jail. While a fourth suspect, Haluk Seviç, who was in charge of the emergency action plan at the company, was acquitted.

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