Turkey: Thermal cameras show many victims of the quake are alive but trapped near Atsu’s building

Thermal cameras have shown that many people are still alive, despite being buried beneath the collapsed building where player Christian Atsu was residing prior to the terrible earthquake.

According to Turkish news outlet Ajanspor, the building also houses missing handball player Cemal Kütahya and his family.

“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 report said.

On Monday, it was revealed that Atsu was trapped in the wreckage when a severe earthquake struck Turkey.

Atsu, who plays for Hatayspor in Turkey, was buried under the rubble with the club’s sporting director Taner Savut.

However, after hours of searching, it was announced on Tuesday morning that the Ghanaian had been found alive and was being treated at a hospital.

That was short-lived, as another update indicated that the rumors were erroneous and that the footballer was yet to be rescued.

Meanwhile, Ghana’s Ambassador to Turkey has stated that Atsu is the only Ghanaian still missing after the earthquake.

Francisca Ashietey-Odunton claimed that few Ghanaians lived in the areas affected by the natural calamity, with the bulk having already been evacuated to safety.

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