Thermal cameras have confimed that a lot of people are still alive but trapped under collapsed building near where former Black Stars winger Christian Atsu was staying before the devastating earthquake hit Turkey on Monday.
Turkish outfit Ajanspor reported that the building also houses handball player Cemal Kütahya and his family, who are yet to be found.
“There are many living people, confirmed by thermal cameras. The building, where national handball player Cemal Kütahya and his family, Hatayspor manager Taner Savut and football player Christian Atsu are located, is very crowded with a capacity of 1000 people,” the tabloid reports.
📍Hatay Rönesans Rezidansı
🔊 Yaşayan pek çok kişi var, termal kameralar ile teyit edilmiş. Milli hentbolcu Cemal Kütahya ve ailesinin, Hatayspor menajeri Taner Savut ve futbolcu Christian Atsu’nun yer aldığı bina 1000 kişilik, çok kalabalık. pic.twitter.com/b04HygArTR
— Ajansspor (@ajansspor) February 9, 2023
Meanwhile, Hatayspor club’s vice president, Mustafa Ozat, had earlier confirmed Atsu’s rescue and stated that he had sustained injuries. However, the whereabouts of the Ghanaian winger is still unknown.