Christian Atsu Found Dead in Turkey-Syria Earthquake Rubble Weeks After He was Declared Missing

Ghana Football Superstar, Christian Atsu, Found dead in Turkey-Syria earthquake rubble

Football fans around the world are in mourning following the tragic news that Christian Atsu, a Ghanaian international footballer and former New Castle and Chelsea winger, has been found dead under the rubble of his home about two weeks after he was declared missing following the devastating Turkey-Syria Earthquake.

Atsu, 31, was born in Ada Foah, Accra, Ghana, and had played at international level for both Ghana’s national football team, Everton, Chelsea and Newcastle FC, before moving to Hatayspor club in Turkey.

He was reportedly trapped in one of the buildings that collapsed during the Earthquake in Turkey and Syria on February, 6. The initial report on same day of his missing claimed that he has been found by the rescue team and taken to hospital. Knowledge Trend Media, however, learned that the report was due to a misplaced identity. Unfortunately, Atsu's lifeless body was discovered on Saturday by rescue teams after almost two weeks of searching.

Atsu's agent, who was in Hatay, reported the news in a tweet: "It is with the heaviest of hearts that I have to announce to all well wishers that sadly, Christian Atsu's body was recovered this morning. My deepest condolences go to his family and loved ones."

The news of Atsu’s death has been met with shock and sadness from the football community. On social media, tributes have been pouring in for the footballer, with many expressing their condolences to his family and friends.

"We are deeply saddened by the news that Christian Atsu lost his life in the devastation of the earthquakes that have hit Turkey and Syria. Our thoughts and condolences are with Christian's family and friends and everyone affected by this tragic event," Premier League tweeted.

Several organizations, individuals and football clubs have also expressed their sadness and send their tributes to Christian's family.

The Earthquake in Southern Turkey and Northern Syria has caused immense destruction and loss of life. Over 45,000 people are known to have lost their lives in the Turkey-Syria earthquake. Our thoughts are with all those affected by this tragedy.

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