The captain of the Turkish handball team Cemal Kutahya died as a result of a devastating earthquake that hit the southern part of the country and northern Syria.

The Turkish Handball Federation said in a statement: “It is with deep sadness that we learned of the death of Cemal Kütahya, the captain of the men’s national handball team, and his son Chinar Kutahya, who were found under the rubble of their house in Antakya. .”

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– Türkiye Hentbol Federasyonu (@Hentbol_Fed) February 13, 2023

It is with great sadness that we learned of the death of the captain of the Turkish men’s national team, Cemal Kütahia, and his five-year-old son, Chinar, who were buried under the ruins due to the devastating earthquakes that hit Turkey and Syria on Monday. Kütahya has been a key part of the national indoor team. pic.twitter.com/4pz1vlyAdC

– International Handball Federation (@ihf_info) February 14, 2023

32-year-old Kutahya played for the team of the capital municipality of Hatay and was the captain of the national team and the Turkish beach handball team.

Kütahya was among the many sports figures killed in the February 6 earthquake.

Source: agencies

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Chang Michel is a sports reporter for 24PalNews. He has also covered sports for TV and radio in Miami, Newark, and Atlanta. Chang, a native of Queens, NY, graduated from Georgetown University with a degree in international affairs and French.

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