The earthquake that has killed thousands of people in Turkey and Syria has caught the basketball team UCAM Murcia in the first country. Specific, a delegation of 22 people It is located in Istanbul, far from the epicenter of the quake.
Felipe Meseguer, director of communication at UCAMexplained by telephone to La Opinión de Murcia, from the Prensa Ibérica group, that, although they are “900 kilometers from the epicenter”, they can see how “the whole country is dismayed and the whole world pending the earthquake”. “Our liaison in Turkey was caught by an aftershock of the earthquake and has not been able to fly”, he commented.
Meseguer also pointed out that Conner Framkamp, ”a former player of ours”currently “plays in the city where the earthquake occurred”, although “by chance he was in Istanbul for day off“.
Regarding the meeting that they plan to play this Tuesday, a Champions League match against Darussafaka“it is maintained, being international,” explained Meseguer.
The Murcian team kept this Monday, in training, a minute of silence in memory of those killed in the earthquake.
The wind, another problem
The members of the expedition flew to Istanbul from Malaga this Sunday and plan to return to Spain on Wednesday, but Turkey suffers “winds of up to 70 kilometers per hour and they are canceling many flights“Meseguer said.
“It is snowing and there are strong gusts,” he said, admitting that this situation may make it difficult for the delegation to return to the Region.