In a big update it has been confirmed that the former Chelsea footballer and Ghana national player Christian Atsu has been found alive in the rubble after three back-to-back earthquakes hit Turkey and neighbouring countries. The news was confirmed on Tuesday (7 February), a day after earthquake tremors jolted Turkey, Syria and some other parts on Monday (6 February).
In the series of earthquakes that jolted parts of the world, it is being reported that the calamities have risen to 4,800 people. However, the update of the former Newcastle and Chelsea midfielder has come as a good news for many.
Ghana’s ambassador to Turkey told Accra-based Asaase Radio, “I have good news coming. I am just getting information from the president of the Ghana association that Christian Atsu has been found in Hatay.”
The ambassador gave no further updates on the condition of the footballer, but Hatayspor Vice President Mustafaza Ozat told a Turkish radio station that Atsu has been “removed from the wreckage with injuries”.
The Ghana Football Association also shared the update on their Twitter handle. “Update: We’ve received some positive news that Christian Atsu has been successfully rescued from the rubble of the collapsed building and is receiving treatment.”