“Ghana Embassy Facilitating Repatriation of Atsu’s Body for Burial”

The Ghanaian embassy in Turkey is coordinating efforts with the Turkish government to repatriate the body of footballer Christian Atsu for burial in his home country. This announcement was made in a statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, shortly after the Hatayspor player’s body was discovered under debris on Saturday, February 18. The embassy is facilitating the necessary arrangements to bring Atsu’s remains back to Ghana with the help of the Turkish authorities

The recovery of the body comes 12 days after a 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit Turkey and Syria, claiming over 40,000 lives.

According to the Foreign Affairs Ministry, Christian Atsu’s elder brother, twin sister and an official from the Ghana Embassy were present at the site when the body was recovered.

“Government extends to the widow and family of Christian Atsu our deepest condolences,” the statement on Saturday, February 18 said.

A few days after the earthquake, the Ghanaian player was reported missing.

However, news came through that he was found and recovering in an unknown hospital.

There was a U-turn, however, from his club that he had not been found contrary to the earlier reports.

Saturday’s recovery of Christian Atsu’s body has already seen a lot of loved ones paying him tributes.

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