Black Stars player Christian Atsu ‘missing’ after earthquake in Turkey
According to reports, Christian Atsu is one of the victims who was trapped under rubble when a strong earthquake hit Turkey on Monday.
The 31-year-old who plays for Turkish Süper Lig club Hatayspor is said to have been caught up in the 7.7 magnitude earthquake.
Several members of his team had to be rescued after the earthquake, and Atsu is now reported to be among those still missing as a search and rescue operation begins.
The club’s sporting director Taner Savut is also trapped.
Atsu scored a 97th minute free-kick as Hatayspor beat Kasımpaşa S.K. on Sunday.
As per official reports, over 1,300 individuals have lost their lives and about 6,000 more have been injured in the disaster.
A significant aftershock with a magnitude of 7.5 struck Turkey’s south hours after the initial quake, causing it to be felt again in Syria and Iraqi Kurdistan.