Ghanaian Striker, Atsu Survives Turkey Earthquake with 4000 Deaths

Ghanaian Striker, Atsu Survives Turkey Earthquake with 4000 Deaths | Daily Report Nigeria

31-year-old Ghanaian striker, Christian Atsu has been found alive in an earthquake that rocked Turkey on Monday.

The former Chelsea and Newcastle player was among those trapped under the rubble following the devastating earthquake that claimed over 4,000 lives.

However, reports held that Atsu sustained injuries as confirmed on Tuesday by the Vice President of Turkish club, Hatayspor, which Atsu plays.

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The club’s Sporting Director, Taner Savut was also missing alongside Atsu but was yet to be found, according to reports.

The vice president said:

“Christian Atsu was taken out with injuries. Our sporting director, Taner Savut, is unfortunately still under the rubble.

“Hatay was deeply affected. We are coming towards the end of the most dangerous hours.”

Also confirming Atsu’s rescue on Tuesday morning, team-mate Kerim Alici said on Turkish TV that the player had been rescued alive.

Footage shared on social media by Ajansspor showed a rescue team in the village of Ekinci in the Adıyaman District claiming that the voices of Atsu and sporting director Savut could be heard under the rubble after their homes collapsed following the earthquake.

Turkish newspaper Hurriyet also reported that there was an anxious wait to rescue Savut, the sporting director, with rescue teams navigating the rubble.

Operations were still ongoing to save more lives in the earthquake that shook southern Turkey and northern Syria reports stated.


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