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World News February 7, 2024

Former Chilean President Sebastian Pinera dies in helicopter crash

Former Chilean President Sebastian Pinera, who served from 2010-2014 and 2018-2022, died at the age of 74 in a helicopter crash on the shores of Lake Ranco in southern Chile. Three crew members survived, but Pinera did not. The crash occurred in a rural area during a rainy day with poor visibility. Chilean President Gabriel Boric has declared a state funeral and national mourning for Pinera, with the navy retrieving his body from the crash site. The former president’s office released a statement expressing deep regret at his passing, and Minister Carolina Toha confirmed the news, emphasizing that Pinera would receive all the honors and recognitions he deserves.

Source – CGTN

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