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Body of Ghanaian star, Atsu found dead 14 days after Turkish quake

Remains of Ghanaian football star Christian Atsu have been found under the rubble of his home 14 days after the deadly Turkey earthquakes.

Atsu’s agent Saturday confirmed the development after the former Newcastle ace was reported missing since the 6 February quake that caused the collapse of his apartment in Hatay.

The Ghana international, 31, had played for Premier League sides Everton, Chelsea and Newcastle.

Until his demise, Atsu was still contracted by Turkish side Hatayspor who had initially reported the winger was rescued “with injuries” before changing their stand a day later.

“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,” his agent Nana Sechere tweeted on Saturday.

“My deepest condolences go to his family and loved ones. I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their prayers and support.”

Atsu joined the Turkish top-flight side Hatayspor in September 2022 and scored the winning goal in a Super Lig match on 5 February.

Meanwhile, the horrible quakes  in southern Turkey and northern Syria are reported  to have claimed more than 40,000 lives.

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