Let’s continue to pray for our brother Christian Atsu and his club director – Former President Mahama

Christian Atsu.
By: Henrietta Afful
Additional information: BBC

“Let’s continue to pray for our brother Christian Atsu and his club director.” This was the prayer of Former President John Dramani Mahama as he joined thousands of Ghanaians who have begun earnest prayers for Christian Atsu.


The Hatayspor forward Christian Atsu and director Taner Savut have been left under the rubble after an earthquake in Turkey.

Search and rescue teams are looking them.


An international aid effort is being stepped up in southern Turkey and northern Syria following the huge earthquake that has killed more than 4,800 people.

The 7.8 magnitude quake struck near Gaziantep in the early hours of Monday while people were asleep.

A 7.5-magnitude tremor then hit at around 13:30 local time (10:30 GMT), which officials said was “not an aftershock.

The country’s disaster agency says more than 3,381 people were killed in Turkey alone after the first quake, and more than 15,000 were injured.

More than 1,500 people are reported to have died in Syria.

Rescuers are racing to save people trapped beneath the rubble after thousands of buildings collapsed in both countries.


In its latest update, Turkey’s disaster and emergencies agency AFAD says 2,660 personnel from 65 countries have been sent to help in the search and rescue operation.

Together with the Turkish rescuers, 13,740 people have already been assigned to work in the disaster area. They are using 629 cranes and 360 vehicles.

The AFAD also says an air bridge has been established, and 146 aid-delivering sorties have already been made.

In total, 300,000 blankets and 41,504 family tents have been delivered, along with heaters and kitchen sets.


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