Former Chelsea and Newcastle ahead Christian Atsu was rescued from the rubble of a collapsed constructing following the lethal earthquake that struck Turkey, the Ghana Soccer Affiliation mentioned in a Twitter submit Tuesday.
The Ghana worldwide performs for Turkish membership Hatayspor. A membership spokesman on Monday instructed Turkish media that Atsu was regarded as in a constructing that was introduced down by the 7.8 magnitude earthquake and aftershocks that struck southeastern Turkey and neighboring Syria and has killed greater than 5,000 individuals.
Atsu’s whereabouts and situation had been unconfirmed in a single day till the Ghana FA posted an replace on its official Twitter web site on Tuesday saying: “We’ve obtained some constructive information that Christian Atsu has been efficiently rescued.”
Atsu was receiving therapy however the GFA didn’t give particulars of any accidents.
The 31-year-old Atsu joined Hatayspor, which relies within the southern metropolis of Antakya, final yr.
The quake hit early Monday and was centred in Turkey’s southeastern province of Kahramanmaras. It was felt as far-off as Cairo in Egypt. A number of aftershocks triggered extra destruction.
Greater than 6,000 buildings collapsed in Turkey alone and rescuers are racing to search out survivors in freezing temperatures. Officers say as many as 1,500 buildings had been destroyed within the Hatay province, simply southwest of the earthquake’s epicentre and the place the Hatayspor membership relies.
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