#AceWorldNews – SANTIAGO – October 25 (Xinhua) – Chile will apply the anti-terror law in the case of a young man who was killed by a home-made explosive blast last month, local media reported Friday.

The rarely used anti-terror law will be applied in the case involving the death of 29-year-old Sergio Landskron, who was killed on Sept. 25 after picking up an abandoned backpack in down town Santiago that contained a home made explosive device, Deputy Interior Minister Mahmud Aleuy told Chile’s National Television.

“You can’t go around killing people because they don’t think the way you do,” said Aleuy, suggesting it was a politically motivated crime.

The anti-terror law will be applied “every time a terrorist attempt takes place in Chile,” Aleuy added. ‘ The incident occurred just two weeks after another blast injured 14 people at an underground shopping passageway, the worst attack in Chile in 24 years.

Three suspects were arrested after the Sept. 25 blast, who were members of a self-proclaimed anarchist group believed to have planted nearly 200 explosive devices since 2005 at financial institutions and police stations.


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` Chilean Earthquake Fears of a `Tsunami Warnings ' are Lifted with Deaths of 6 People Reported '

#AceWorldNews – SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) – Authorities lifted tsunami warnings for Chile’s long coastline early Wednesday after a magnitude-8.2 earthquake struck the South American nation’s northern coast.

Six people were crushed to death or suffered fatal heart attacks, a remarkably low toll for such a powerful shift in the Earth’s crust.

The extent of damage from Tuesday night’s quake couldn’t yet be fully assessed, President Michelle Bachelet said, but she wasn’t taking any chances.

She declared a state of emergency in the region and sent a military plane with 100 anti-riot police to join 300 soldiers deployed to prevent looting and round up escaped prisoners.

Courtesy of AP

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#Argentina : “Eighteen People Dead After `Stolen Truck Collides with Bus’ on route from Buenos Aires to Santiago”

#AceWorldNews says Eighteen people have died after a truck travelling on the wrong side of the road smashed into a passenger bus en route from Buenos Aires to Santiago on Friday.

Both vehicles burst into flames upon impact, 660km north-east of the western city of Mendoza. Thirty passengers and two drivers were on the bus, with both drivers being among the dead.

Local reports state that the truck had been stolen and was travelling at high speed.

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