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Peru's former president kills himself ahead of arrest

April 18, 2019 5:13 am

Former Peruvian President Alan García has died after shooting himself as police arrived at his home to arrest him over bribery allegations.

Mr García was rushed to hospital in the capital, Lima. His death was confirmed by current President Martín Vizcarra.

A crowd of supporters gathered outside the hospital and were held back by a line of police.

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Mr García was accused of taking bribes from Brazilian construction company Odebrecht – claims he denied.

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