Former Newcastle winger Atu revived from Turkey earthquake rubble

Christian Atu of Newcastle United before the match between Newcastle United and Oxford United at St James’ Park in Newcastle, England, 25 January 2020. (Scott Heppell/Reuters)

Ghanaian international winger Christian Atu has been found alive after being buried under the rubble of the earthquake that hit Turkey, his club Hataispor vice-president told media on Tuesday. rice field.

Atu, who plays for Hatayspor, went missing in Turkey’s Hatay province after a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck several cities in Turkey and Syria on Monday, collapsing thousands of buildings and killing around 5,000 people. It was reported that

“Christian Atu has been pulled out with an injury. Taner Savut, the club’s sporting director, is unfortunately still under the rubble,” club vice-president Mustapha Ozat told Radyo Gol.

Atu, 31, joined Hataispor in September after playing in the Premier League for Newcastle United and Everton on loan from Chelsea. Although he was last selected to play for Ghana in 2019, he has not officially retired from international football.

Ozat told BeIN Sports on Monday that several players and officials were rescued from the debris.