Major update on former Everton man Christian Atsu who was stuck under rubble after earthquake

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The world went into grief and prayed for Turkey and Syria as a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck both the countries on Monday. Hundreds of people have been stranded and trapped under the rubble and former Everton man Christian Atsu was one of them.

The south-eastern part of Turkey and northern Syria has been affected because of the earthquake. Big buildings have collapsed, leaving people trapped without food and water and even in serious condition. The death toll has crossed 3300 as rescue operations continue round the clock to find more people under the rubble.

According to Turkish outlet Star, former Everton and Chelsea player Atsu, who plays for Turkish side Hatayspor reported that the Ghanaian was also trapped. Hatayspor sporting director Taner Savut and Atsu were trapped and rescue operations were going on to locate them.

The epicenter of the earthquake was in Gaziantep but the tremors were felt as far as Cairo which is 1500 km away from the Turkish province. Turkey is on top of the geological fault lines and experiences frequent earthquakes. After the 7.8 magnitude quake, 20 aftershocks were felt, with the strongest one being 6.6 on the Richter scale.

Former Everton player Christian Atsu update after Turkey earthquake

Atsu joined Everton in 2014 on a temporary basis from Chelsea, playing 13 games for the Toffees while on loan from Chelsea. Atsu went on to play for AFC Bournemouth, Malaga and Newcastle United on loan from Chelsea before finally sealing a permanent transfer to the Magpies in 2017. Atsu joined Hatayspor in the summer of 2022 and has played three Super Lig games so far.

The football world was praying for some positive news on the 31 year old and it seems a promising update has finally emerged. According to the Ghana Football Association, Christian Atsu has been successfully rescued from the rubble of a collapsed building and is receiving the necessary treatment. The former Everton man

being safe is definitely a positive update but the player is still receiving treatment so prayers must continue.

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We, at Prince Rupert’s Tower, continue to pray for the affected people by the earthquake in Turkey and Syria.