Former Chelsea and Newcastle winger Christian Atsu is reportedly stuck trapped under rubble of a destroyed building following a 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Turkey.
More than 1,600 people have been killed and thousands more injured after the catastrophic earthquake that rocked Turkey and Syria overnight, flattening neighborhoods while families were asleep.
As reported by multiple outlets in Turkey, a search and rescue operation is underway for Ghanaian international Atsu, who joined Turkish Super Lig club Hatayspor last summer.
Two of his team-mates as well as members of the technical staff were said to have been pulled out of the rubble, though Atsu – who scored a dramatic late winner for his club on Sunday – is still missing.
The 31-year-old joined Chelsea in 2013 but never played a competitive minute for the club as he was sent out on loan for a number of seasons including to Everton and Newcastle.
Credit: Daily Mail UK