Christian Atsu ‘trapped in rubble’ after earthquake in Turkey.
Atsu is reportedly among those still missing as a search and rescue mission gets under way. Media reports indicate that the former Chelsea and Newcastle United player is among several members of his new squad who had to be rescued following the earthquake.
Taner Savut, the club’s sporting director, is also trapped as rescue efforts continue.
According to officials, the calamity has claimed the lives of over 1,300 people and injured 6,000 more. Hours after the initial earthquake, a large aftershock with a magnitude of 7.5 struck southern Turkey. According to reports, it was once more felt in both Iraqi Kurdistan and Syria.
The confusion has also affected other athletes, including football players. Hours after the initial earthquake, a powerful aftershock with a magnitude of 7.5 struck Turkey’s south. Hatayspor manager Volkan Demirel’s wife posted an emotional message in response.
Statement from the Turkish President reads: ” The earthquake that struck in Kahramanmaraş and was felt throughout much of Turkey has affected all of our citizens, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan stated in a statement.”
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