National Athletes Lose Their Lives in the Earthquake!

Sad news came from two volleyball players of Malatya Metropolitan Municipality, Emincan Kocabas and Mehmet Can Agirbas, who were buried under the rubble in Malatya during the 7.7-magnitude earthquake. Two volleyball players who worked hard for the success of our Crescent-Yildizli jersey for a while lost their battle for life.

While thousands of citizens lost their lives in the 7.7-magnitude earthquake centered in Kahramanmaras, the sports world also suffered heavy losses. Malatya Metropolitan Municipality volleyball players Emincan Kocabas and Mehmet Can Agirbas lost their lives in the earthquake. The bodies of the national volleyball players who remained in the wreckage of Malatya Kircuval Hotel were found.


Mehmet Can Ağırbaş, who played in the Galatasaray infrastructure for 9 years, also played in the youth national teams. The 25-year-old middle player was transferred from Gebze Municipality to Malatya Metropolitan Municipality in the 2022-23 season.


Emincan Kocabas, like Mehmet Can, was 25 years old and wore the national team uniform. The middle player, born in 1995, competed with the National Team at the 2013 Islamic Solidarity Games and won a medal.

Ece Nagihan

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