Turkey Earthquake: Christian Atsu Confirmed Dead


The football World was thrown into mourning, when news broke early Saturday, of the death of Ghanaian star, Christian Atsu.

Atsu was one of over 43,000 victims of the devastating earthquake that hit Turkey and Syria on February 6.

The body of the 31 year-old was found as rescue workers searched the rubble of the Luxury 12-Storey, Ronesans Rezidans building where he lived.

He moved to Turkey last year after he signed with Hatayspor from Saudi Arabian club Al Read FC.

Christian Atsu, had also played for Chelsea, Newcastle, Everton and Bournemouth.


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Although many had hoped that the Football star will be found alive, his agent Murat Uzunmehmet, told private news agency DHA that, “Atsu’s lifeless body was found under the rubble. At the moment, his belongings are still being removed.”

Reports a day after the quake struck had said that Atsu was pulled alive from the rubble of a collapsed building and taken to a hospital for treatment.

Hatayspor, however, announced days later that Atsu and the club’s sporting director Taner Savut were still missing.


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