Breaking News: Ghana Star Christian Atsu Trapped In Turkey Earthquake
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By Amaechi Agbo
Ghanaian footballer, Christian Atsu has been reportedly trapped in the rubbles of Turkish Earthquake on Monday.
Reports emerged that the former Chelsea star is among thousands of residents yet to be accounted for following the earthquake that rocked the country on Monday morning
Atsu who played for clubs in England is currently under the employ of Hatayspor.
According CNN, more than 1,800 people have been killed and thousands more injured after a powerful magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck Turkey and Syria early on Monday.
The quake, one of the strongest to hit the region in more than 100 years, struck 23 kilometers (14.2 miles) east of Nurdagi, in Turkey’s Gaziantep province, at a depth of 24.1 kilometers, the US Geological Survey said.
Multiple strong aftershocks have been felt across the region for hours after the first quake, including a severe quake measuring magnitude 7.5.
Turkey’s disaster agency appealed for help from the international community as it conducts search and rescue operations, several world leaders have call to offer humanitarian support to Turkey
Several players of Hatayspor have been rescued following the earthquake, Atsu and club sporting director Taner Savut are still unaccounted for. A search and rescue operation is ongoing
Atsu’s former club Newcastle United tweeted: “Praying for some positive news, Christian Atsu.”
The Ghanaian international spent several years in England playing for top clubs like Chelsea, Everton, Bournemouth and Newcastle. He joined the Turkish outfit in 2022.
Currently, hashtag #prayforchristianatsu is trending on Twitter with former Black Stars captain, Asmoah Gyan tweeting “Oh God, plssss” with a picture of Atsu.