Santiago, Oct. 22 -- : At least 11 people have died in Chile, according to the mayor of the Chilean capital, as protests and violence continued to mar the Latin American country during the weekend.

Quoting Mayor Karla Rubilar, CNN reported that eight people died on Sunday (local time), the most deadly day in a week of demonstrations over a proposed public transport ticket price increase.

Many of the deaths have occurred during looting when supermarkets were set on fire, the mayor said.

The unrest has widened to reflect anger over living costs and inequality and entered the seventh day on Sunday despite President Sebastian Pinera's announcement to suspend subway fare hike plans in the weekend.

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