Ghana’s Footballer, Christian Atsu ‘Trapped’ Under Rubble After Turkey Earthquake



Christian Atsu, a Black Stars of Ghana winger, is said to be trapped under the rubble after two earthquakes struck Turkey on Monday.

The 31-year-old, who plays for Turkey’s Hatayspor, has gone missing since the tremor ravaged his home in Kahramanmaras, the city where the club is based, according to the UK Sun.

Taner Savut, Hatayspor’s sporting director, has yet to find him.

A search and rescue team has been dispatched to look for the two missing people.

On Sunday, Hatayspor’s late winner came from Atsu in their Turkish league match against Kasimpasa.

He joined the Turkish club last September after a brief spell with Al-Raed in Saudi Arabia.

The Ghanaian spent four years in the books of Chelsea FC before moving to Newcastle United in 2017.

It was reported that more than 1,300 people have died in Turkey and Syria after a couple of earthquakes hit the Mediterranean region.

According to the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre, one of the earthquakes which struck Turkey was at least 7.5 magnitude.

Hundreds of buildings were completely destroyed in the quake, with tremors felt as far as Cyprus, Lebanon, Israel, and Egypt.

Hours later, there were reports of major tremors in the affected region.

Turkish President Recep Erdogan said rescue teams have rescued over 2,400 people from under the rubble of buildings flattened by the quake, the worst to hit the country in 100 years.

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