After two days of funeral chapel in the former Congress in Santiago, the remains of the former president of Chile Sebastián Piñera will be buried this Friday after an emotional state funeral. The former president died on Tuesday afternoon in the Lago Ranco sector, in the Los Ríos region. He was piloting his helicopter, which fell into the reflecting pool. Three other people were with him and were unharmed. But the businessman drowned.
Once the news was known, in the middle of a country already shocked by devastating fires in the area of Viña de Mar and Valparaíso, President Gabriel Boric declared national mourning of three days and the holding of a state funeral in honor of Piñera.
Since Wednesday afternoon, Piñera's remains have been laid to rest at the headquarters of the National Congress in Santiago, where thousands of people have arrived, who have waited several hours to see the former president and deliver their condolences to his family.
Supporters of the late former Chilean president Sebastián Piñera arrive to attend the former president's wake. Photo: EE
This Friday is the last day of the State funerals. All will begin in the former Congressand then continue to the Cathedral of Santiago, where a funeral mass will be held.
Then, the funeral procession will travel through the center of Santiago towards La Moneda, where a tribute to the former President will be held. After that, the caravan will move to the Memorial Park, where the family will say goodbye to Piñera in an intimate ceremony.