One of the trapped Chilean miners is going to have some explaining to do after his wife ran into his mistress at the mine’s entrance.
Britain’s Sun newspaper reports the wife of Yonni Barrios, Marta Salinas, was stunned and upset to find his girlfriend Susana Valenzuela also conducting a vigil for him.
Salinas told the newspaper: “Barrios is my husband. He loves me and I am his devoted wife. This woman has no legitimacy.”
But The Sun reported Valenzuela as saying the 50-year-old miner was going to leave his wife for her.
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“We are in love. I’ll wait for him,” she told the paper.
Barrios has been valuable to authorities in trying to get the miners out, using his first-aid training to treat sick colleagues.
They miners were located late last month, more than two weeks after becoming trapped in a shaft collapse on August 5.
The newspaper report comes as Health Minister Jaime Manalich said all 33 miners trapped underground would soon be able to see and talk to loved ones through a video link.
The morale-boosting technology will be made possible by lowering a fibre-optic cable to the men, who were cut off deep down in the San Jose mine by a cave-in more than four weeks ago.
“They will be able to have private conversations with their families through a TV screen,” Manalich told reporters.
Family members will most likely be restricted in what they can say, as is already the case with written notes read first by authorities to make sure there are no remarks that could create false hopes or lead to despair.
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