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Turkey: Former Chelsea Star, Christian Atsu Rescued



Christian Atsu Turkey earthquake

Former Ghana international Christian Atsu has been rescued after being found alive among the rubble of the devastating earthquake in Turkey. reports that Christian Atsu was “removed injured” and many are still missing including his coach at Hatayspor who was also buried alongside the Ghana international.

The Ghana Football Association and his new club, Hatayspor confirmed the development on Tuesday morning.

The earthquake which impacted A natural disaster that also impacted the north of Syria has claimed the lives of more than 2,500 people.

Rescue teams continue to search for survivors in freezing conditions, with the hope being that more can be saved.

The region was hit by the earthquake in the early hours of February 6, leading to buildings collapsing around those that were left stranded inside, before a second quake in the early afternoon. It was described as the most powerful earthquake to have hit Turkey in 80 years.

Christian Atsu, a former Chelsea and Newcastle winger but who now plays in Turkey for Hatayspor, was among those initially unaccounted for.

However, Hatayspor spokesperson, Mustafa Ozat, has confirmed that Atsu has been found and is undergoing medical care, but another prominent figure within the club is still missing.

Ozat has told Radyo Gol: “Christian Atsu was removed from the wreckage injured. Our sporting director, Taner Savut, is unfortunately still under the rubble.”

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