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The 33-year-old defender of Turkish Yeni Malatyaspor, Barış Başdaş, jumped from the balcony of his house in the middle of an earthquakeThe information was released by the footballer’s own agent in an interview with the German media Bild.
It should be noted that Barış Başdaş was taken to the hospital and presented a serious injury to his foot as a result of the strong impact received after the fall.
The footballer was in one of the cities affected by the earthquake
The aforementioned footballer has had an extensive career and He has played for Kasımpaşa, Göztepe, Adana Demirspor, Karabükspor, Alanyaspor, Gençlerbirliği, Karagümrük, Samsunspor, Hannover 96 and is currently a member of Yeni Malatyaspor in Turkish football.
The player was in Malatya, one of the most affected cities in Turkey by the earthquake.
The earthquake in Turkey and Syria has left unfortunate figures of more than 2,000 dead and another 15,000 injured, and it is also estimated that some 7,800 people have been rescued by the Turkish authorities.
Other footballers and athletes affected
It is important to note that there are other footballers and athletes who have been affected by this tragic natural phenomenon.among which is Christian Atsu, a 31-year-old attacker born in Ghana who currently plays for Turkish Hatayspor.
According to information from the Portuguese newspaper A Bola, the international with the Ghana National Team was found alive after being reported missing in the middle of the earthquake.
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