Christian Atsu Trapped Under Rubble After Earthquake Hits Turkey
- Black Stars player Christian Atsu has been trapped under a pile of rubble after a massive earthquake in Turkey where he currently plays
- Team director of Hatayspor Sporting Taner Savut is also missing under the pile of collapsed buildings on Monday, February 6, 2023
- Rescue efforts have been able to free some team members of Hataysport Sporting after the magnitude 7.5 earthquake that hit on Monday dawn
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Reports trickling in say Ghana Black Stars winger Christian Atsu has been trapped under huge rubble after a massive earthquake hit Turkey at the dawn of Monday, February 6, 2023.
The former Chelsea and Newcastle United star is said to be among the many victims trapped under the rubble.
Turkish Sports journalist, Yağız Sabuncuoğlu, tweeted on Monday morning that Hatayspor Sporting Director Taner Savut is also trapped.
"Hatayspor Sporting Director Taner Savut and Cristian Atsu were left under the rubble. Search and rescue teams are looking for two names." the tweet in Turkish translates in English.
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Atsu currently plays for Hatayspor Sporting.
Hours before the 7.5 magnitude earthquake hit, Atsu scored the winning goal for his Turkish team against opponents, Kasimpasa.
Former Black Stars captain Stephen Appiah expressed his condolences to the victims of the earthquake in Turkey in a tweet on Monday.
"I stand with the people of Turkey in this difficult time. My condolences to the people who lost family and friends yesterday," he tweeted.
The reports say some members of Atsu's team who were also under the rubble have been rescued while Atsu remains missing.
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A short video of the aftermath of the earthquake shows huge piles of collapsed buildings and chaos in the city of Hatay.
Goodwill messages have been flooding social media for the people of Turkey and Christian Atsu.
Ghanaian workers move to open space after earth tremor hits
Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh reported in a separate story that some Ghanaians showed a swift response to an earth tremor in December 2022 by adhering to safety protocols usually advised in such situations.
In a photo that has since gone viral, workers of an unnamed company were seen standing outside after the earth tremor occurred.
Netizens who reacted to the photo commended the person for prioritizing their safety.
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