Ghanaian footballer and former Premier League star, Christian Atsu, has been reportedly found alive in the rubble of the Turkey earthquake after his voice was heard.
The 31-year-old former Chelsea and Newcastle star is believed to have been on the ninth floor of an apartment block when two earthquakes rocked Turkey on early on Monday, February 6.
The father-of-three was caught up in the natural di§aster in Kahramanmaras, where his current club, Super Lig side Hatayspor, is based.
According to reports, Atsu’s voice was heard in the rubble, along with that of Hatayspor’s Sporting Director Taner Savut.
Hatayspor vice president Mustafa Ozat in a statement confirmed that Atsu is out of the rubble but inj¥red, while the search for Savut continues.
Speaking to Radyo Gol, Ozat said: “Christian Atsu was taken out with inj¥ries. Our sporting director, Taner Savut, is unfortunately still under the rubble.”
Ghana’s ambassador to Turkey, Francisca Ashitey-Odunton, said she’s received information from the country’s football authorities that Atsu “has been found”.