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How should I parse the bold part of sentence?

"Tall people more likely to get cancer", boomed the headlines, "Higher cancer risk for tall people".
Source: Am I more likely to get cancer because I'm tall? - BBC News

Shouldn't it be "which has been boomed the headlines"?

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    I think boomed the headlines is similar to, for example, "'Blah-blah-blah,' said Tom" in novels. It's a case of subject-verb inversion. – athlonusm Oct 14 '15 at 6:14
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It means the headlines is saying "Tall people more likely to get cancer. Higher cancer risk for tall people".

But instead of stating it all together, it uses subject-verb-inversion as applied usually in direct speech.

This is a tactic used in the sentence to grab the reader's attention.

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