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In Photos: Heartwarming Moments As Mesut Ozil Donates to Turkey Syria Earthquake Victims
- The world woke up to the sad news of a devastating earthquake in Turkey and Syria on Monday morning
- Since then the world has united with one voice, offering prayer and aid to the victims
- Football stars are racing to provide help to the victims of the devastating earthquake straddling Turkey and Syria
Mesut Ozil has joined a bandwagon of altruistic sports stars rendering assistance to victims of the earthquake which struck through Turkey and Syria.
A powerful earthquake struck south-eastern Turkey, near the Syrian border, killing more than 11,500 people in the early hours of Monday.
Since the heartwrenching news trickled in, the global football community and the world at large has poured out heartfelt messages to the victims of the quake disaster.
Famous footballers are coming to the aid of the Turkey-Syria earthquake victims, with former Germany international Mesut Ozil being the latest to offer a helping hand.
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In photos shared on social media, the ex-Real Madrid attacker of Turkish descent was seen in the company of friends as they donated relief items.
He even took to his official Twitter handle to add a warming message to his great humanitarian gesture:
"Together we can achieve anything in difficult times."
The death toll from the powerful quakes that struck the two nations has risen to nearly 11,500, as rescuers continued to pull survivors, per The Guardian.
Meanwhile, companies around the world are also racing to provide help to the victims of the devastating earthquake, by donating food, medicines, services and cash, per CNN Business.
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An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.8 rocked southern Turkey and northern Syria, leaving more than 10,000 dead.
World leaders and personalities have continued to send in their tributes and well wishes, as the two countries grapple with one of the worst disasters in recent times.
Conflicting reports about Atsu
In a rather disturbing update, officials of Turkish Super Lig club Hatayspor, have disclosed that Ghanaian winger Christian Atsu is yet to be found, 48 hours after he was trapped under rubble following an earthquake in Turkey, Sports Brief earlier reported.
On Tuesday, reports indicated the 31-year-old has been pulled out of the wreckage alive, a day after he went missing.
However, the latest information trickling in from the club states that the player is still trapped with sporting director Taner Savut.