Ghana nationwide participant and former Newcastle midfielder Christian Atsu has been discovered alive within the rubble of an earthquake that killed greater than 4,800 folks in Turkey and neighbouring Syria, Ghana’s ambassador to Turkey mentioned at present.
Christian Atsu, 31, joined Turkish Tremendous Lig aspect Hatayspor in September, based mostly within the southern province of Hatay close to the epicentre of Monday’s huge quake.
“I’ve excellent news coming. I’m simply getting info from the president of the Ghana affiliation that Christian Atsu has been present in Hatay,” Francisca Ashietey-Odunton informed Accra-based Asaase Radio, referring to a neighborhood Ghanaian neighborhood affiliation.
The envoy gave no additional particulars on his situation.
Hatayspor official Mustafa Ozat informed Play Spor streaming channel on Monday that Christian Atsu was nonetheless within the rubble and was attempting to flee.
Christian Atsu spent 5 seasons at Newcastle after an preliminary marketing campaign on mortgage earlier than leaving for Saudi Arabia in 2021.
He received the final of his 60 Ghana nationwide caps in September 2019.
“We pray for Ghana Worldwide Christian Atsu and victims of the earthquake in Turkey and Syria,” the Ghana Soccer Affiliation mentioned on Twitter.
Dozens of countries have supplied support for the reason that 7.8-magnitude quake struck early on Monday as folks had been sleeping. Freezing climate has hampered emergency efforts.
Multi-storey condominium buildings filled with residents had been among the many greater than 5,600 buildings decreased to rubble in Turkey, whereas Syria introduced dozens of collapses.
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