Chile Former President Sebastian Pinera dies in helicopter crash


Sebastian Pinera, a billionaire tycoon who twice served as Chile’s president, died in a helicopter crash on Tuesday, his office said in a statement.

“It is with deep regret that we announce the death of the former president of the Republic of Chile,” the statement read, adding that the 74-year-old Pinera died in the popular vacation location Lago Ranco, about 920 kilometres (570 miles) south of Santiago.