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Christian Atsu rescued successfully and receiving treatment- GFA confirms

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Ghanaian Footballer, Christian Atsu has reportedly being rescued and is receiving treatment after he was caught in the rubble of a collapsed building caused by an earthquake that has hit Turkey, Lebanon and Syria.

The 31-year-old who joined the Turkish club, Hatayspor last summer, was reported to have been among the thousands of people who were left under the rubble of a building, together with the club’s sporting director Taner Savut.

After hours of search, the former Chelsea and Newcastle winger is reported to have been found and is receiving treatment at the hospital.

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The news was confirmed by the official Ghana Football Association’s Twitter page on Tuesday morning.

Read also: Ghanaian footballer Christian Atsu reportedly ‘trapped in rubble’ after earthquake in Turkey

“Update: We’ve received some positive news that Christian Atsu has been successfully rescued from the rubble of the collapsed building and is receiving treatment. Let’s continue to pray for Christian,” GFA shared.

A 7.8 magnitude tremor struck southern Turkey and northern Syria early on Monday morning, before a subsequent 7.5 magnitude quake. A major rescue operation is underway in the region with more than 1,000 people dead and many more injured or missing.

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