Chileans went to the polls on Sunday to choose a new president from nine candidates, with Socialist Michelle Bachelet and her reform platform favoured to win.
President Sebastian Pinera was flying to the scene in Chile`s remote southern Araucania region with his Interior minister, who called it a terrorist act that will be severely punished.
Chilean riot police have fired tear gas and used water cannons to disperse violent protesters on the fringe of an otherwise peaceful student demonstration in the capital Santiago.
All 33 miners trapped underground in Chile sent a note saying they are alive.
Chilean President Sebastian Pinera has said property worth USD 30 billion damaged in the 8.8-magnitude quake in the country last month, Xinhua reported.
Conservative billionaire Sebastian Pinera takes office as Chile`s new president on Thursday, tasked with rebuilding the country after one of the worst earthquakes ever recorded killed hundreds of people less than two weeks ago.
Billionaire Sebastian Pinera won Chile`s presidency Sunday in the country`s first democratic election of a right-wing ruler in 52 years, and vowed to make Chile "the best country in the world."
Right-wing billionaire Sebastian Pinera beat three leftists in Sunday`s Presidential Election but failed to obtain a majority, setting up a runoff.
Poll opened on Sunday in Chilean general elections that are likely to propel to the presidency a conservative billionaire who is challenging the centre-left coalition`s 20-year rule.
Day in Pics: 17th September
Showbiz World - September 17, 2014
Toronto International Film Festival