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15 October 2010updated 27 Sep 2015 2:11am

Daily Star publishes spoof Chile mine story

Tabloid "reveals" that Chile mine is to be turned into a theme park.

By George Eaton

Star

Today’s Daily Star “exclusively” reveals that Chilean tourist bosses are planning to turn the country’s San José Mine into a theme park. The tabloid reports:

The Chilean Tourist Board now aims to turn the mine site into a money-spinning theme park. They are also set to offer adventure holidays including a trip underground on the rescue capsule that brought the 33 to safety.

No decision has been made on when it could be opened but a spokesman for Turismo Chile said: “We think many people will be attracted. There is great tourist potential.

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But, unusually for an exclusive, the story wasn’t followed up by the world’s media. In fact, as a quick Google reveals, the only other site to have carried the story was the suggestively named The Spoof.

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Spoof

One only wonders why the Star didn’t also cover the news that a Chilean Miner Diet book is in the works after the 30 miners “collectively lost 750kg” in two months.

Hat-tip: Tabloid Watch.