Hundreds attended a memorial service held for former two-time president of Peru Alan Garcia in his American Popular Revolutionary Alliance (APRA) party's headquarters on Wednesday.

Mourners, including APRA members, surrounded his coffin, chanting slogans, accusing current country's President Martin Vizcarra of being a "murderer".

Three days of national mourning were declared in Peru following Garcia's death with a funeral ceremony expected to be held later this week.

Garcia shot himself when police arrived to his home in the Peruvian capital to arrest him in connection with the ongoing 'Odebrecht' corruption investigation. He was rushed to hospital and underwent emergency surgery, but died a few hours later. He was to be the third former Peruvian president to face charges as part of the scandal involving Odebrecht, which has admitted paying Latin American officials more than $800 million (€708 million) in bribes over decades in return for building contracts.

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