President Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has expressed heartfelt condolences to Turkey following the massive earthquake that claimed many lives and reportedly trapped Christian Atsu under rubble.

As per official reports, over 1,300 individuals have lost their lives and about 6,000 more have been injured in the disaster.

Meanwhile, Atsu is among those still missing as a search and rescue operation continues.

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Atsu’s club sporting director Taner Savut is also trapped.

“On behalf of the Government and people of Ghana, I extend heartfelt condolences to the Governments and peoples of Turkey and Syria on the devastation and the tragic loss of lives occasioned by Monday’s earthquake. May their souls rest in perfect peace.

“Our hearts and prayers go out to the survivors, and we pray that our fellow Ghanaian, Christian Atsu, is found safe and sound,” a statement on the president’s social media pages read.


Atsu scored a 97th minute free-kick as Hatayspor beat Kasımpaşa S.K. on Sunday.