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Soccer Participant Christian Atsu Is Rescued From Turkey Earthquake



Christian Atsu, knowledgeable soccer participant who as soon as performed in England’s Premier League, was rescued from below rubble in the earthquake that hit Turkey and Syria, the vp of his present crew, Turkey’s Hatayspor, mentioned on Tuesday.

“Christian Atsu was eliminated, injured,” the crew’s vp, Mustafa Ozat, mentioned on Radyo Gol, a Turkish radio station. “We’re coming towards the tip of essentially the most harmful hours.” He mentioned the membership’s sporting director, Taner Savut, was nonetheless trapped.

Mr. Atsu had been among the many hundreds of individuals lacking after an earthquake struck Turkey and Syria on Monday, inflicting hundreds of individuals to turn out to be caught below collapsed buildings. Simply hours earlier than the earthquake hit, Mr. Atsu scored his crew’s successful objective in its match towards Kasimpasa, a crew from Istanbul.

The destiny of different gamers for Hatayspor, which is predicated in Hatay, Turkey, about 60 miles west of Aleppo, Syria, was not instantly clear. Greater than 5,100 folks in Turkey and Syria have died within the quake, and that toll is predicted to rise. Rescuers labored by means of the evening to tug folks from the rubble, however freezing temperatures and snow impeded some rescue efforts.

Vice President Fuat Oktay of Turkey mentioned on Tuesday that greater than 8,000 folks had been rescued from beneath the wreckage. Earthquake rescues sometimes happen within the first three days, an skilled mentioned.

By way of tears, Volkan Demirel, the supervisor of Hatayspor, on Tuesday appealed on Instagram for help for others who nonetheless remained below rubble.

“Please assist, assist,” mentioned Mr. Demirel, the previous goalkeeper of Fenerbahce, an Istanbul crew. “I would like you to ship all the assistance you possibly can. Not just for Hatay, however for surrounding cities too.”

Mr. Atsu, a member of Ghana’s World Cup crew in 2014, has spent the majority of his profession with European golf equipment, together with Porto, Chelsea and Newcastle United. He joined Hatayspor final 12 months.



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