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Ghanaian Star Christian Atsu Allegedly Found Alive After Being “Trapped” In An Earthquake


Christian Atsu, the ex Ghanaian player, has been found alive following reports that he was 'trapped' after an earthquake in Turkey.

The 31-year-old, who played for both Chelsea and Newcastle during his time in the Premier League, was caught up in the 7.7 magnitude earthquake which occurred on Monday. 

Portuguese outlet A Bola have reported that Atsu has now been rescued from the rubble and has been transported to hospital after suffering injuries to his right foot and breathing difficulties.

Journalist Saddick Adams claimed he had been in contact with Atsu's management team and confirmed the winger was safe. Adams had earlier tweeted that Atsu "was on the 9th floor of the collapsed building with 9 other players and 2 officials. 3 players and one official have been rescued. Officials of the club are at the site as search continues."

Former Chelsea and Newcastle star Christian Atsu has reportedly been rescued from being 'trapped under rubble' after a catastrophic earthquake struck Turkey and Syria.

The Ghanaian plays for Turkish side Hatayspor based in the region of Kahramanmaras, which was one of the areas hit hardest by the quake.

Several of his teammates were also caught in the disaster and rescued while the 31-year-old remained trapped in the wreckage.

Turkish journalist Enes Ozdemir then tweeted: "Hatayspor's star Christian Atsu was removed from the rubble! Atsu has injured his foot and is having trouble breathing." However, there are conflicting reports, with some sources suggesting he is yet to be rescued.

A search-and-rescue operation was launched to find Atsu, as well as Hatayspor's sporting director Taner Savut, who was also believed to be buried under the rubble.


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