Buenos Aires, Dec 9 (EFE).- One person was killed and 40 others were injured in a wave of looting sparked by police protests to demand wage increases in Argentina, officials said Monday.
The disturbances have spread to six provinces, with the death toll now at three.
The latest victim died from electrocution early Monday in Concordia, a city in Entre Rios province, located about 430 kilometers (267 miles) north of Buenos Aires, Entre Rios Gov. Sergio Uribarri said.
"Everything indicates that he was in the place where the looting (happened)," Uribarri told Todo Noticias, without providing additional details about the victim.
Two people died last Wednesday in disturbances in Cordoba, Argentina's second-largest city, and in Glew, a city on the outskirts of Buenos Aires.
The pattern of the disturbances has been the same in all the provinces, with gangs taking advantage of police strikes to steal and "cause chaos and disorder," Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich said.
Two people were killed and dozens of others injured in a wave of looting that started in the southern city of Bariloche in December 2012 and spread to five other cities in Argentina.