NewsFormer Chilean President Sebastian Pinera dies in helicopter crash; three others survive

Former Chilean President Sebastian Pinera dies in helicopter crash; three others survive

Tragedy in Chile. The former president died in a helicopter crash.
Tragedy in Chile. The former president died in a helicopter crash.
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3:43 AM EST, February 7, 2024

The crash occurred in the country's southern part, in the city of Lago Ranco. Three independent sources cited by Reuters confirmed this information.

Even though four persons were on board the aircraft, only Sebastian Pinera succumbed. The others were successfully rescued.

A look back at Pinera's two terms

During Pinera's initial term in office, from 2010 to 2014, Chile experienced remarkable economic growth and decreased unemployment - an achievement that Reuters pointed out.

His subsequent term, from 2018 to 2022, was marred by severe protests against social inequality. Gabriel Boric succeeded him.

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