Ghanaian soccer player Achu found dead after missing in Turkiye earthquake

Christian Achu (31), a striker from the Ghana national football team who went missing during the strong earthquake in Turkey, was finally found dead.

Achu’s manager, Murat Uzunmehmet, said in an interview with the local DHA news agency on the 18th, “The body was recovered from a collapsed building in southern Turkiye, and his cell phone was also found.” Rescue authorities explained, “The place where Achu was found was the Renaissance Residence, a luxury apartment complex in Antakya, Hatay Province, where Achu resides.”

Achu was a well-known player on the international stage, scoring 9 goals in 65 matches while playing for the Ghanaian national team from 2012 to 2019.

Achu played for big European clubs such as Newcastle in England, Malaga in Spain, and Porto in Portugal before coming to the Turkish League. In particular, in Newcastle, he was active as a key player enough to play 121 official matches over five seasons from 2017 to 2021.

Achu, who moved to Hatayspor in the Turkiye League last year after going through the Saudi Arabia League, has been missing since the day the earthquake occurred. At one time, rumors spread that he had been rescued, but it was confirmed that it was a false report. He was eventually found dead in the rubble of a building 11 days after his disappearance. 메이저놀이터

“Unfortunately, Achu’s body was found,” said Nana Sechere, Achu’s agent, on social media.

The strong earthquake that struck Turkey and Syria on the 6th has so far killed close to 40,000 people in Turkey alone. It is ranked as the sixth most deadly natural disaster in the 21st century.

Including casualties on the Syrian side, the total number of confirmed deaths in both countries exceeds 45,000. Considering the situation in Syria, where the death toll is not properly counted due to poor local conditions, the actual death toll is estimated to be much higher.

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