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Burundi’s President Pierre Nkurunziza Dies At 55

The president of Burundi His Excellency Pierre Nkurunziza has died at the age of 55 after suffering from cardiac arrest (unexpected loss of heart function), according to the government.

In a statement issued by the government, the president was on Saturday rushed to the hospital where he was admitted after feeling unwell. This happened after he had attended a volley ball match on Saturday afternoon.

The doctors managed to treat him and he got some improvement, but on Monday he experienced unexpected loss of heart function (cardiac arrest) and efforts to restore his life were unsuccessful.

He was taken to a hospital at Karuzi, Eastern part of Burundi where died.

The government of Burundi announced that there will be a national mourning for 7 days from Tuesday.

Mr Pierre Nkurunziza was about to quit presidency in August this year after spending fifteen years in power.

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