Ghanaian winger Christian Atsu has reportedly been found alive after hours of being buried under rubble following the earthquake that hit Turkey.
The 31-year-old went missing after disaster hit the city of Hatya on Monday morning, just hours after he scored the winner in Hatayaspor’s game against Kasimpasa. The winger and the club’s Sporting Director Taner Savut were trapped under massive wreckage after the building they were living in collapsed.
According to reports coming in on Tuesday morning, the ex-Chelsea and Newcastle player has been found alive. Turkish journalist, Yagiz Sabuncuoglu, who has been following events since the earthquake hit the country, broke the news in the early hours of Tuesday.
“Christian Atsu has been pulled from the wreckage alive!,” he wrote. Atsu is being sent to the hospital, where he will undergo checks and treatments after the traumatic experience. Team manager Mustapha Ozat also confirmed the winger has been found and is currently receiving treatment.
“Christian Atsu was removed injured. Our sporting director, Taner Savut, is unfortunately still under the rubble. Hataya was very impressed. We are coming towards the end of the most dangerous hours,” he told Radio Gol.