A strong earthquake was registered in Turkey during the morning of this Monday with a magnitude of 7.7, according to the Richter scale. Reports indicate that Christian Atsu, who plays for Hatayspor, is among those missing from the severe earthquake that struck southeastern Turkey.
The quake has killed more than 1,000 people and is expected to be the strongest earthquake to hit the European country since 1939.
Atsu, a Ghanaian midfielder who also belonged to Porto FC and Chelsea, who played for Málaga in 2016, He is being sought because he has not yet contacted the club’s leaders.
The African footballer was the author of his team’s victory this Sunday against Kasimpasa (1-0). At the moment it has not been possible to contact him, as is the case with the sports director, Taner Savut.
“Turkish media reports that Christian Atsu, a former Malaguista player, is trapped under rubble after a 7.7 magnitude earthquake. Our thoughts are with him and his family in these moments of terrible anguish ”, the Malaga team shared on social networks.
On the other hand, Kerim Alici was able to get out of the rubble by his own means and they were rescued fellow players Burak Oksuz and Onur Ergun, as well as the translator Emre Aslan.
Volkan Demirel, former international goalkeeper and current Hatayspor coach, posted a message on his social media in which he asked for immediate help and burst into tears imprisoned with emotion for the difficult times they are experiencing.
“It is the strongest earthquake since the Erzincan earthquake of 1939. According to the latest evaluations it is 7.7. There is serious damage also in the neighboring areas of Syria”, said Recep Erdogan about the earthquake that has left more than 1,000 victims between Turkey and Syria.
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