Ghanaian soccer star Christian Atsu among those killed in Turkey earthquake

Ghanaian soccer star Christian Atsu.
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Ghanaian soccer star Christian Atsu has been found dead in the rubble after the devastating earthquake in Turkey and Syria, his agent said Saturday.

"It is with the heaviest of hearts that I have to announce to all well-wishers that sadly Christian Atsu's body was recovered this morning," Nana Sechere, Atsu's Turkish agent, wrote on Twitter. "My deepest condolences go to his family and loved ones. I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their prayers and support."

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