Turkey Earthquake: Footballer Christian Atsu Pulled Alive From Rubble

Ankara: Ghana international footballer Christian Atsu has been found alive after being buried under rubble in the earthquake that hit Turkey.

Reportedly, the player has been transferred to the hospital after being pulled from the rubble.

The 31-year-old, who played for both Chelsea and Newcastle during his time in the Premier League, was caught up in the 7.7 magnitude earthquake which occurred on Monday.

Officials say as many as 1,500 buildings were destroyed in Hatay province.

Atsu, 31, played in the English Premier League for Newcastle United and Everton, on loan from Chelsea, and joined Hatayspor in September. He was last selected to play for Ghana in 2019 but has not officially retired from international football.

Ozat told beIN Sports on Monday that several players and officials had been rescued from the rubble.

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