Chile: One of the trapped miners 700 metres underground in the San José mine might not want to be rescued, due to the fact that his wife recently met his lover at the entrance to the mine.
The wife of Yonni Barrios, Marta Salinas, and Barrios's lover, Susana Valenzuela, were both waiting that the mine for news of the rescue when they met for the first time.
Salinas was surprised when she heard Susana shouting her husband's name amongst a group of mine family members.
The wife, 56, admitted to being 'horrified. However she is determined to stop her rival from winning her husband.
Salinas commented to her friends, "Barrios is my husband. He loves me and I'm his wife. That woman has no legitimacy."
However, Valenzuela has said that the 50 year old mine, who she met during a training course five years ago, was planning to leave his wife to be with her. Continues here
"We're in love. I'll wait for him", added Valenzuela.
UPDATE: Oh Lordy, the guy is toast now. The Sun is now running the same story in EngLang. Well, I suppose he could end up selling the book rights to Murdoch...
UPDATE 2: Hold crap it's getting worse! Thanks for the headsup from reader 'Anibal' left in comments to this report that includes:
"....At least five wives have been forced to come face to face with mistresses whose existence was kept from them by their husbands, who have been trapped more than 700 metres below since a cave-in on Aug 5. One miner has four women fighting in an effort to claim compensation....."
Thursday, September 2, 2010
The 33 trapped Chilean miners: It's possible that only 32 want to come out
Here we go with a direct translation of this report: