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More building contractors arrested

More building contractors and others responsible for poorly constructed buildings that collapsed following last weeks devastating earthquakes in Turkey have been arrested, according to the semi-state run Anadolu Agency news agency.

In Kahramanmaras province, one of the worst affected regions, three people were detained within the scope of an investigation regarding buildings that caved in due to the February 6 twin quakes, which have killed over 38,000 people in Turkey, making it one of the deadliest earthquakes in living memory. 

Another five contractors were detained in Istanbul on the grounds of "killing by negligence".

In the south of Turkey the number of people detained rose to 17.