Footballer Christian Atsu Found Alive Inside Rubble Of Turkey Earthquake

Footballer Christian Atsu has been found alive was found alive in the rubble of an earthquake that killed more than 4,800 people in Turkey and neighbouring Syria.

Reportedly, the player has been transferred to hospital after being pulled from the rubble.

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.

A statement from the Ghana Football Association said: “We’ve received some positive news that Christian Atsu has been successfully rescued from the rubble of the collapsed building and is receiving treatment. Let’s continue to pray for Christian.”

Atsu spent five seasons at Newcastle after an initial campaign on loan before leaving for Saudi Arabia in 2021.

He won the last of his 60 Ghana national caps in September 2019.

Dozens of nations have offered aid since the 7.8-magnitude quake struck early on Monday as people were sleeping. Freezing weather has hampered emergency efforts.

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