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Ghanaian soccer player Christian Atsu has been missing since Monday’s earthquake in southern Turkey, according to his agent and manager, even though an executive at his Turkish club-Hatespor said on Tuesday he was “pulled out injured” from the rubble Was.

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Atsu’s agent, Nana Sachere, shared A message on Twitter said, “We are doing everything we can to trace Christian,” while urging fans to “refrain from spreading unfounded news.”

Hatayspor manager Volkan Demirel also told a Turkish sports news outlet on Wednesday that he had not received any news about the player, “Please don’t be sure he survived,” according to a Washington Post Translation.

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Ghana Football Association Tweeted Early Tuesday morning Atsu was “successfully rescued from the rubble of the collapsed building and is receiving treatment,” while Hattaspor vice president Mustafa Ozat also claimed that Atsu had been found.

Hatayspor’s sports director Taner Savut is also missing since the earthquake.

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Atsu, 31, joined the club in southern Turkey in September after a short stint at a club in Saudi Arabia, but is best known for spending several years in England's Premier League - widely regarded as one of the world's strongest. Football league is considered. Atsu made 80 appearances for Newcastle United and Everton between 2014 and 2020, making him a regular in the league. He also played 65 games for Ghana and scored nine goals for his country between 2012 and 2019. He started all three of Ghana's matches at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

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The death toll from Monday's magnitude 7.8 earthquake rose to more than 11,000 on Wednesday, with most of the deaths recorded in southern Turkey. More than 2,600 people have been killed in northern Syria, but the count there is complicated because much of the region is controlled by rebels who oppose the Damascus-based regime of President Bashar al-Assad. The United Nations estimates that some 6,000 buildings have collapsed in Turkey, leaving large populations homeless and without basic supplies in the freezing conditions. Rescue teams from the US, China and the European Union have been dispatched to the area, while Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan faces Criticism For allegedly slow response.

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The earthquake is the deadliest in the world since 2011, when the tremors and tsunami in Japan killed more than 15,000 people.

Over 11,000 killed in earthquakes in Turkey and Syria, death toll nearly doubles (Forbes)

Worst earthquakes—and where Turkey fits in: 10 deadliest and 10 strongest earthquakes since 1950 (Forbes)