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Turkey: Ex-Chelsea Star, Atsu Trapped in Earthquake

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A 7.8 magnitude earthquake rocked areas of Turkey and some part of Syria, causing devastation across the countries.

The earthquake which happened on Monday left over a thousand dead, as the death toll continues to rise from the devastating earthquake.

Turkey: Ex-Chelsea Star, Atsu Trapped in Earthquake

Turkey: Ex-Chelsea Star, Atsu Trapped in Earthquake | Premium Times: UGC

Reports said the former Chelsea and Newcastle star Christian Atsu is among those trapped under the rubbles.

The Ghanaian plays for Turkish club Hatayspor, who are based in the region of Kahramanmaras, one of the worst hit areas by the devastating quake.

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Several of Atsu’s teammates were also caught in the disaster, but have since been rescued and moved to safety.

A search-and-rescue operation has been launched to find the 31-year-old, as well as Hatayspor’s sporting director Taner Savut who is also believed to be under the rubble.

“Praying for some positive news, Christian Atsu.” Newcastle United as his former club, posted on Monday.

Also, the Sporting Director of Hatayspor, Taner Savut is missing under rubble as Reports also say some other football players are also still missing.

The death toll has continued to rise and is close to hitting 1,800 across both countries.

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Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has reiterated his commitment to support Turkey and Syria “in any way possible,”.

He also commiserated with the governments and people of Turkey and Syria, and those who lost family and friends in the devastating earthquake, Punch reported.

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