Alan Garcia death: Peru's former president dies after shooting himself as police arrest him

Peru's former president has died after shooting himself in the neck as police officers arrived at his home to arrest him in connection with a bribery investigation, his family have said.

Alan Garcia was taken from his house in the capital Lima to the Casimiro Ulloa hospital where doctors provided cardiac resuscitation three times and were proceeding to operate, health minister Zulema Tomas said.

“The situation is very critical,” Ms Tomas said. “It’s grave.”

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