Turkey Earthquake: What happened to Christian Atsu Twasam? Former Chelsea player trapped in the rubble

Christian Atsu, a former player for Newcastle United and Chelsea, is reportedly among those trapped under rubble after a powerful earthquake struck Turkey. Search and rescue operations are currently ongoing. Let’s see What happened to Christian Atsu Twasam and about Turkey Earthquake in detail.


Turkey Earthquake:

According to officials, the disaster has resulted in the deaths of over 1,300 people and injuries of another 6,000. After several hours had passed since the initial earthquake, a large aftershock of a magnitude of 7.5 struck southern Turkey. According to reports, it was once more felt in Iraqi Kurdistan as well as Syria. Kahramanmaras, where Hatayspor are based, was severely affected by the earthquake.

Following the initial earthquake, a massive aftershock struck South Turkey. (Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

The first earthquake’s epicenter was at Gaziantep, which is located roughly 90 kilometers from the Syrian border. Millions of Syrian refugees have taken up residence in this area. Cairo was among the locations where the earthquake was felt.

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in a statement,

“I convey my best wishes to all our citizens who were affected by the earthquake that occurred in Kahramanmaraş and was felt in many parts of our country,” 

“All our relevant units are on alert under the coordination of AFAD (the disaster and emergency management presidency).

“Our search and rescue teams were immediately dispatched to the areas affected by the earthquake. Our Ministry of Interior and Health, AFAD, Governorships and all other institutions started their work rapidly.

“We also coordinate the works initiated after the earthquake. We hope that we will get through this disaster together as soon as possible and with the least damage, and we continue our work.”

Images of roads being obliterated, heaps of rubble, and buildings that were four or five stories high are horrifying. The historical monument Gaziantep Castle, which had been standing for more than 2,000 years, was one of the structures that was destroyed. Additionally, a shopping center in the city of Diyarbakir fell, according to a BBC Turkish correspondent there.

Following the terrible earthquake, many buildings have collapsed. (Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

And according to analysts, a second earthquake with a magnitude of 7.5 could cause the death toll to reach 10,000. Syria, a neighboring country, was also severely affected, while Egypt and Cyprus felt the tremor as well. Just yesterday, Hatayspor defeated Kasimpasa thanks to a goal from Atsu in the 97th minute.

While search and rescue teams from the Netherlands and Romania are already en route to Turkey, the European Union is sending teams to that country. The UK has announced that it will send 76 search and rescue personnel, tools, and dogs to Turkey.


What happened to Christian Atsu Twasam?

According to sources, Christian Atsu, a former Premier League footballer, is one of the people in Turkey who are trapped under the rubble as a result of a massive earthquake.

Atsu, who has played for Newcastle United and Chelsea in the past, was injured in the 7.7-magnitude earthquake, and a search and rescue effort is currently under way. The 65-cap Ghanaian international joined Hataysport of the Super Lig last summer.

Atsu is reportedly one of the people still missing while a search and rescue operation is launched. After the earthquake, several members of his new team had to be rescued. As efforts to rescue them continue, Taner Savut, the club’s sporting director, is also trapped.

In 2021, he joined the Saudi side Al-Raed, but in the summer, he left the region for Turkey. This past weekend, just hours before the earthquake hit, he scored his first goal for the team.

After a significant earthquake struck Turkey, a big search and rescue effort is in progress.

(Anadolu Agency / Getty Images)

There are other football players and athletes involved in the incident. Following a powerful aftershock that struck Turkey’s south hours after the initial earthquake, the wife of Hatayspor manager Volkan Demirel posted a heartbreaking message on social media.

Football players from the Marasspor team may have been residing in a hotel that was completely devastated by the earthquake, claims Haber Global. According to reports, a girls’ under-14 volleyball team and a men’s volleyball team were also affected, and survivors from both teams were rescued from the rubble. According to Birgun, several wrestlers might potentially be trapped. Turkish wrestler Taha Akgul, an Olympic champion, has requested assistance amid reports that between 30 and 40 sportsmen may have been harmed.

And supporters are praying the winger is located safely.

“To Christian Atsu Twasam… And the other victims The whole world is praying for you bruv  You’ll be found unscratched


“We pray nothing bad happens to Christian Atsu Twasam ”

Christian Atsu scores a 90+7mins winner for Hatayspor yesterday. Now trapped under rubble. Our prayers are with you, Twasam!!!”


About Christian Atsu Twasam

Christian Atsu Twasam is a Ghanaian professional footballer who plays for Turkish Süper Lig club Hatayspor and the Ghana national team. Although he has occasionally been deployed as an offensive midfielder, he often plays as a winger. In addition to spending a season on loan with Rio Ave, he started his career at Porto. He was acquired by Chelsea for £3.5 million in 2013, and after that, the club loaned him to Vitesse Arnhem, Everton, AFC Bournemouth, and Málaga.

He signed a permanent switch to Newcastle United in May 2017 after spending the 2016–17 campaign there on loan. Atsu, a full international with more than 30 appearances under his belt since his 2012 debut, has represented Ghana at two Africa Cup of Nations competitions in addition to the 2014 FIFA World Cup. At the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations, where he also won Player of the Tournament and Goal of the Tournament, he contributed to the team’s second-place result.



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