Soccer-Ghana’s Atsu pulled alive from Turkey earthquake rubble


(Reuters) -Ghana worldwide winger Christian Atsu has been discovered alive after being buried beneath rubble within the earthquake that hit Turkey, the vice chairman of his membership Hatayspor informed media on Tuesday.

Atsu was reported lacking in Turkey’s Hatay province following the 7.8 magnitude quake that introduced down 1000’s of buildings, killing some 5,000 folks, in a number of Turkish and Syrian cities on Monday.

“Christian Atsu was pulled out injured. Our sporting director, Taner Savut, is sadly nonetheless beneath the rubble,” membership vice chairman Mustafa Ozat informed Radyo Gol.

Atsu, 31, performed within the Premier League for Newcastle United and Everton and joined Hatayspor in September. He was final chosen to play for Ghana in 2019, however has not formally retired from worldwide soccer.

Ozat informed BeIN Sports activities on Monday that a number of gamers and officers had been rescued from the rubble.

Second-tier Turkish membership Yeni Malatyaspor confirmed on Twitter in a while Tuesday that their goalkeeper Ahmet Eyup Turkaslan had died within the earthquake.

(Reporting by Hritika Sharma in Bengaluru and Tommy Lund in Gdansk; Enhancing by Robert Birsel and Toby Davis)