Chilean miner Mario Sepulveda turns down lucrative media offers

Washington, Oct 17 (ANI): Mario Sepulveda, the second Chilean miner to surface after 69 days trapped half-a-mile below ground, has turned a chance to become a celebrity.

The 40-year-old heavy-equipment operator has been deluged with lucrative media offers, including the chance to host his own Chilean TV show.

However, he has insisted being a miner only.

Sepulveda revealed the ordeal of the 33 miners and what all they went through.

"There are certain things which need to be told. I want the world to know the truth about what we went through down there. We were swallowed into the bowels of hell but we have been reborn and now I feel it is my duty to tell what went on and the lessons to be learned," the Daily Mail quoted him as saying.

He also said he was 'on a roller coaster' of emotions.

He added that doctors were keeping him in hospital because they want him to rest.

"I am finding it hard to sleep.

"I am so happy and yet when I think of what happened my emotions overwhelm me," he said. (ANI)

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