Christian Atsu a former Newcastle United football player was trapped under a rubble in Turkey earthquake and Ahmet Eyup Turkaslan a Malatyaspor Goalkeeper is reported d£ad

Istanbul is a city in Turkey.
According to CNN,

After a powerful earthquake slammed across Turkey and Syria, leaving wreckage and debris on both sides of the border, rescuers are scrambling to remove survivors from beneath the rubble.

At approximately 4 a.m. on Monday, one of the worst earthquakes to hit the region in a century jolted locals from their beds, sending vibrations as far away as Lebanon and Israel.

According to Turkey’s Disaster and Emergency Management Agency, at least 1,498 people have perished and many have been injured (AFAD).

At least 820 people have killed in neighboring Syria. According to Syria’s state news agency, SANA, 430 people have perished in government-controlled territories, mostly in Aleppo, Hama, Latakia, and Tartus.

The “White Helmets” organization, formally known as the Syria Civil Defense, claimed 390 deaths in opposition-held regions. Anti-government rebels dominate much of northern Syria, which borders Turkey, amid a deadly civil war that began in 2011.

The epicenter of the 7.8-magnitude quake was 23 kilometers (14.2 miles) east of Nurdagi, in Turkey’s Gaziantep province, at a depth of 24.1 kilometers (14.9 miles), the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said.

A series of aftershocks have reverberated throughout the day. The largest, a major quake that measured 7.5 in magnitude, hit in Turkey about nine hours after the initial quake, according to the USGS. That aftershock hit around 95 kilometers (59 miles) north of the original.

Video from the scene in Turkey showed day breaking over rows of collapsed buildings, some with apartments exposed to the elements as people huddled in the freezing cold beside them, waiting for help.

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There are also reports that Christian Atsu a former Newcastle United football player is among those trapped under rubble after the earthquake, everyone that is aware of this situation is surely praying for their safety.


This is touching because people have lost their lives in this natural disaster and another report is that Ahmet Eyup Turkaslan is dead, may his soul rest in peace.

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