BREAKING NEWS: Rescue Teams search for Christian Atsu, Hatayspor Director, T. Savut after Earthquake
Information reaching Thinknewsonline.com indicates that search and rescue teams have been dispatched to look for former Black Stars player, Christian Atsu and Hatayspor Director, Taner Savut following an earthquake which occurred in Turkey.
According to sources, Christian Atsu and Director, Taner Savut have been left under the rubble after the earthquake.
In a tweet sighted by Thinknewsonline.com, it said "Hatayspor forward, Christian Atsu and Director, Tamerton Savut have been left under the rubble after the earthquake in Turkey"
"Search and rescue teams are looking for them now, reports @yagasabuncuoglu".
A 7.8-magnitude earthquake has shaken Turkey and Syria, killing at least 568 people, according to authorities.
The quake was centred in the town of Pazarcik in Kahramanmaras province, about 20 miles from the city of Gaziantep, at a depth of six miles and there were several powerful aftershocks.
Several buildings have been destroyed as people gathered outside on snowy streets in Pazarcik, according to images on state broadcaster TRT.
Rescue workers and residents using flashlights were searching through piles of tangled metal and concrete rubble in one of the stricken cities.
“I have never felt anything like it in the 40 years I’ve lived,” said Erdem, a resident of Gaziantep.
“We were shaken at least three times very strongly, like a baby in a crib.”
The governor of Osmaniye province said at least 34 buildings had collapsed due to the quake while the governor of Malatya said 130 had fallen down in his province.
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Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith