Sunday 26 February 2017

Group ensures equal share in story goldmine

Fiona Govin

The 33 trapped Chilean miners have moved to stop any individual from profiting at the expense of the group, drawing up a contract to share the proceeds from the story of their ordeal.

The men have called in a lawyer to draw up the contract, ensuring they will equally profit from the lucrative media deals they expect for the story of their two-month survival -- in the hope that they never have to work again.

"We have received offers to be filmed and interviewed by national television," miner Yonni Barrios (50) wrote in a letter sent up to the surface.

"But we didn't accept because we are going to form a foundation, and all our daily experiences during our time down here will go into a book and other projects." (© Daily Telegraph, London)

Irish Independent

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