Christian Atsu’s body on way to Ghana for burial, club says


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The body of Christian Atsu, who died under the rubble in Turkey’s earthquake, is on its way to his hometown, Ghana, for burial, Turkish club Hatayspor has announced.

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The Ghana international had been missing since the 6 February quake that caused the collapse of his apartment in Antakya, Hatay.

His club Hatayspor initially reported he was rescued “with injuries” but a day later that position changed.

After 12 days of an intense search and rescue, the lifeless body of Atsu, 31, was retrieved on Saturday morning.

“There are no words to describe our sadness,” tweeted his Turkish top-flight club Hatayspor. “We will not forget you, Atsu. Peace be upon you, beautiful person.”

In a follow-up statement, the club tweeted: “The funeral of our football player Christian Atsu, who lost his life under the rubble ( debris), is on his way to be sent to his hometown, Ghana.

“We will not forget you, Atsu. Peace be upon you, beautiful person. There are no words to describe our sadness. REST in PEACE ATSU”

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Tributes have been pouring in for the player on social media following the devastating news.

There’s a mix of emotions among his fellow countrymen in Ghana.

READ ALSO: Mubarak Wakaso tearfully reacts to Christian Atsu’s death



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