Chile protests: Three dead in supermarket fire as clashes continue

Sun Online Desk

20th October, 2019 01:23:12 printer

Chile protests: Three dead in supermarket fire as clashes continue

 

Three people have been killed by a fire inside a supermarket in Santiago during a second night of protests in Chile.

Two died at the scene and the other died after being taken to hospital, mayor Karla Rubilar told reporters, reports BBC.

President Sebastián Piñera has suspended a rise in metro fares that sparked the protests, but unrest has continued despite the announcement.

Soldiers and tanks were deployed after the government declared a state of emergency and imposed a night curfew.

 


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