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Christian Atsu, Ghanaian footballer, discovered useless beneath rubble after Turkey earthquake

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Ghanaian footballer Christian Atsu has been discovered useless beneath the constructing the place he lived in southern Turkey after final week’s huge earthquake, the ex-Chelsea winger’s Turkish agent stated.

“Atsu’s lifeless body was found under the rubble,” Murat Uzunmehmet advised reporters in Hatay, the place the athlete’s physique was discovered.

“Currently, more items are still being taken out. His phone was also found.”

Atsu had been scheduled to fly out of southern Turkey hours earlier than the quake, however Hatayspor’s supervisor stated on Friday the Ghanaian opted to stick with the membership after scoring the game-winning aim in a Feb. 5 Super Lig match.

There had been preliminary reviews that he had been rescued a day after the earthquake, however these turned out to be false. His agent in Turkey, Murat Uzunmehmet, advised an area news company that his physique was discovered within the Turkish southern province of Hatay.

Atsu had begun his skilled soccer profession with FC Porto in 2011 earlier than becoming a member of Premier League giants Chelsea two years later. While he did not make a league look for the facet, Atsu performed for Everton, Bournemouth, and Newcastle in numerous mortgage spells earlier than becoming a member of the Magpies in 2017.

Newcastle posted a tribute for Atsu following the news of his dying. “We are profoundly saddened to learn that Christian Atsu has tragically lost his life in Turkey’s devastating earthquakes. A talented player and a special person, he will always be fondly remembered by our players, staff and supporters. Rest in peace, Christian,” wrote Newcastle.

In 2022, Atsu was signed by Hatayspor and had scored a aim for the facet a day earlier than the earthquake hit Turkey.

Search and rescue employees discovered Atsu’s physique the place he was staying at Ronesans Residence, a block of high-rise luxurious flats that toppled over in Antakya metropolis in Hatay.

Turkish police arrested the constructing’s contractor at Istanbul airport final week as he seemed to be heading to Montenegro, based on state news company Anadolu.

(With inputs from wire)

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