Goalkeeper missing after Turkiye earthquake dies

A goalkeeper who went missing after a 7.8-magnitude earthquake in southeast Turkey never returned alive.

The Turkish 2nd division Yeni Malatyaspor club reported the sad news of Ahmet Ewif Urkaslan through the club’s official social network service (SNS) on the 8th (local time). The club said, “Our goalkeeper Jurkaslan lost his life in the earthquake,” and “we will not forget you.”

Urkaslan went missing after a powerful earthquake hit southeast Turkey on the 6th (local time). At the time, the club said through SNS, “Our goalkeeper is still under the collapsed building,” and “Search and rescue work continues, but there is no news. Please pray for me.” It is known that Urkaslan was unable to get out of the collapsed building. 토토사이트

Debuting in Bursaspor in the Turkish league in 2013, he played as a player in Osmanlispor and Umraniyespor. He has played since 2021 in Yeni Malatya Asspor.

Yannick Bolasi (Chaikur Rizespor), who played for Crystal Palace and Everton in the English Professional Football Premier League (EPL) in the past, said, “I express my condolences to all the families and teammates of Malatyaspor. I hope we can continue to help everyone in need.”

Previously, Christian Arts, a former Ghana national team member who plays for Hatayspor in Turkey, was narrowly rescued after being crushed by the rubble of a building. The Ghana Football Association announced on its official Twitter account, “We heard that Artz was successfully rescued and receiving treatment.”

Merich Demiral, a defender from the Turkish national team, is auctioning off signed jerseys from Cristiano Ronaldo and Leonardo Bonucci to raise funds to help earthquake victims. He explained on his SNS, “I talked with Ronaldo about the situation about the earthquake in Turkey, and I decided to auction Ronaldo’s signed jersey that he had personally owned.”

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