Chilean miner considered suicide over confronting wife and mistress

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New York, Oct 21 (ANI): A Chilean miner, who had been trapped underground along with others, is said to have considered death after he came to know that his wife had discovered that he had a secret mistress.

According to, Yonni Barrios did not want to be rescued after he realised that the two women would confront him when he got out.

Jeff Roten, who works for Schramm Inc., the West Chester, Pa., company that drilled the rescue hole into the mine, and who was on the site for 36 days, said rescuers spent 20 days convincing Barrios to leave the mine.

"When I first arrived, they said 32 men. I couldn't figure out for the longest time-the news said 33. I finally started talking to people," the New York Post quoted Roten as saying.

"There was one man down there, I guess, had a mistress and a wife. And he wanted to stay down in the hole. After about 20 days, the guy finally decided to change his mind and come on out," Roten stated.

Barrios' wife, Marta Salinas, discovered her husband's infidelity at a vigil at the collapsed San Jose mine when she heard Susana Valenzuela shouting his name.

Salinas refused to greet her husband when he emerged from the mine last week.

The Telegraph reported that Valenzuela later told Colombian radio station La FM she was not Barrios' only mistress, and that a 25-year-old woman, who claimed to have had a relationship with him, had attempted to visit him in the hospital following his rescue.

Valenzuela said she barred the woman from entering the hospital. (ANI)

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