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Ex-Chelsea Star, Atsu Found Dead in Quake Rubble

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The remains of former Ghana international Christian Atsu has been found after a devastating earthquake in Turkey and Syria.

This was revealed by local media reported on Saturday, quoting his manager.

Ex-Chelsea Star, Atsu Found Dead in Quake Rubble
Ex-Chelsea Star, Atsu Found Dead in Quake Rubble | Premium Times: UGC

The former Ghana international aged 31, was caught up in a 7.8-magnitude quake that rocked Turkey and Syria on February 6.

The earthquake killed more than 43,000 people in both countries.

His manager, Murat Uzunmehmet, told DHA news agency on Saturday that his body had been found under the rubble in the Turkish southern province of Hatay.

“We have reached his lifeless body. His belongings are still being removed. His phone was also found,” Uzunmehmet told DHA.

Turkey: Ex-Chelsea Star, Atsu Trapped in Earthquake

Atsu spent four seasons at Chelsea before a permanent transfer to Newcastle in 2017.

He signed in September for Turkish Super Lig side Hatayspor.

Rescue Workers Found Atsu

Reports said Search and rescue workers found Atsu’s body where he was staying at Ronesans Residence, in Antakya city in Hatay.

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