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Ghanaian Vice president Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has revealed that the late Christian Atsu will be given a State burial.

Recall that Atsu was found dead under the rubble of the devastating earthquake that rocked parts of Turkey and Syria on February 6.

It was earlier pronounced that the former Chelsea player was found and taken to hospital but later discovered dead when he was found 12 days after the incident occurred.

More than 40,000 people have been reported dead in the earthquake.

His body was later flown back to Ghana via Turkish airline.

Speaking at a brief ceremony to receive the remains of the late Atsu on the evening of February 19, Dr. Bawumia said the country has lost an illustrious son who will be missed.

“It is a very sad day that we are here to receive the remains of our brother, Christian Atsu. The earthquake that struck Turkey was devastating, and we prayed every day that passed for our brother to be found but when he was found, he was no more,” he said.

“He was much loved and we will surely miss him. It is a very painful loss, and we pray that the soul of our brother rests in the bosom of our maker,” he added.

He also thanked the family for their efforts and Ghanaians for their support in transporting the remains of the player back to his home country.

“We extend our sincere condolences to the entire family for their loss and I would like to say that the State will be fully involved with the family in providing him a befitting burial,”he declared

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