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Man stuck in airport for two months

January 29, 2013, 3:34 pmYahoo!7

In a case echoing 2004 film The Terminal, Spanish man Rodrigo Ben-Azul has been stuck in Chile's Santiago Airport for more than eight weeks.

Man stuck in airport for two months
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Many of us complain if we're stuck in transit for a few hours longer than we like, but imagine if those few hours became more than two months. It's the stuff of nightmares.

In a curious case echoing 2004 film The Terminal, starring Tom Hanks, Spanish man Rodrigo Ben-Azul has been stuck in Chile's Santiago Airport for more than eight weeks.

Source: Megavision


Completely broke, Mr Ben-Azul has been scrounging for food and cigarette butts in rubbish bins, and earns his only money by returning luggage carts to their storage area for a refund.

According to local news outlet PubliMetro, he is waiting for relatives in Spain to send him money for his return flight.

Mr Ben-Azul told Chilean TV station Megavision that he travelled to Chile from Spain to resolve a dispute with relatives, but it didn't work out. He then returned to the airport terminal having run out of money, and has spent the last two months sleeping in corners of the vast building.

Little else is known about the man, who is often seen wandering the airport concourses with luggage in tow and headphones placed firmly in his ears.

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  1. Josephine09:06pm Tuesday 29th January 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    poor guy. he should sell his story to hollywood as a sequal

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  2. topo06:23pm Tuesday 29th January 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    yahoo should pay his fare

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  3. Timothy05:15pm Tuesday 29th January 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Its probably just a scam to get publicity,or done just to test himself as to how long he can survive under these circumstances.If he didn't smoke cigarettes in the first place ,he would be richer than he is now............

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  4. T M04:52pm Tuesday 29th January 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    I wish Mundine was stuck in an airport perminently

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  5. Ugnisaet04:16pm Tuesday 29th January 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    got your attention numb skulls

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  6. Shane04:14pm Tuesday 29th January 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    didnt you read the last two lines of the story ???

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  7. mark04:12pm Tuesday 29th January 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Once again yahoo news give us the all the facts. The Terminal was based on Mehran Karimi Nasseri who spent 17 years in a Paris airport. Next to that 8 weeks is nothing

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  8. leopardschequebook04:09pm Tuesday 29th January 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Is this guy actually "stuck" in the airport i.e. he does not have permission to leave the airport or is legally obligated to stay within the airport or is he just some broke dude who has no money and is temporarily homeless and staying in the airport? What kind of news is this?????

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  9. Glib04:02pm Tuesday 29th January 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    As if this gives us all the facts....

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