The government of today decreed national mourning and the organization of state funerals in honor of the former presidentwho died this Tuesday in the Los Ríos Region, when the helicopter he was piloting plunged into the waters of Lake Ranco, 780 kilometers south of Santiago.

“He will have all the Republican honors and recognitions he deserves,” said the Minister of the Interior and Public Security, Carolina Toháin a brief appearance before the media from the Moneda Palaceheadquarters of the Presidency.

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We want “express our shock at the tragedyto send a hug of solidarity to the family, he was democratic president of Chile on two occasions and will have all the recognitions and honors that it deserves.”

“President (Gabriel) Boric instructed a state funeral, that a national mourning be declared and that our solidarity and support be sent directly to the family,” added Toha.

According to testimonies collected by EFE, after the helicopter fell, three people were afloat, including a minor. The former president was at the controls of the helicopter, which plunged into the lake shortly after takeoff. The weather conditions were unfavorable.

pineapple He was returning from lunch with one of his friends, the businessman Joseph Cox. According to the main hypothesis, when the device crashed, the former president was trapped by the seat belt and he could not get out of the helicopter, as if his companions did.


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