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Sebastián Piñera, former president of Chile, died

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Sebastián Piñera, former president of Chile, died

On the afternoon of this Tuesday, February 6, local media reported on a fateful accident involving the prominent Chilean political leader, Sebastián Piñera.

According to reports from Chile, around 3:00 pm, (Chile time) a helicopter in which Piñera was travelingcrashed in the near Lake Ranco, located in the south of the countryspecifically in the Iliue sector.

The tragic event took place while the former president was enjoying a period of rest at his residence in Lago Ranco. The helicopter, piloted by Piñera, suffered an accident in which he couldn’t free himself, becoming trapped by his seat belt. Fortunately, the other three people on board managed to swim to shore.

The news shocked the nation, and a large rescue operation was quickly deployed in which emergency agents, the Navy, firefighters, Carabineros and the Emergency Medical Care Service participated.

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Sebastián Piñera, who held the presidency of Chile twice (2010-2014, and 2018-2022), was remembered for his leadership and contributions to the country. His sudden departure left a void in Chilean politics and in the hearts of those who admired him.

Among the expressions of regret, the message from the former president of Colombia, Iván Duque, stood out, who expressed his deep pain for the loss of his “great friend and companion” Piñera. Duque highlighted the integrity and legacy of the former Chilean president, promising to keep his memory alive and defend his legacy in the days to come.

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“I feel the greatest pain for the death of my great friend and colleague Sebastián Piñera. A unique leader, an upright human being and a friend like few others who always supported Colombia. My solidarity with his entire family,” said Duque.

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