| 25 May 2024, Saturday |

Ghanaian footballer Atsu’s body found under rubble in Turkey quake, agent says

Ghanaian footballer Christian Atsu was discovered dead under the residence where he resided in southern Turkey after last week’s significant earthquake, according to the ex-Chelsea winger’s Turkish agent.

“Atsu’s lifeless body was found under the rubble,” Murat Uzunmehmet told reporters in Hatay, where the athlete’s body was found. “Currently, more items are still being taken out. His phone was also found.”

Atsu had been scheduled to fly out of southern Turkey hours before the quake, but Hatayspor’s manager said on Friday the Ghanaian opted to stay with the club after scoring the game-winning goal in a Feb. 5 Super Lig match.

  • Reuters