Sunday, 23 June

Earthquake: You’ve a friend in Ghana – Akufo-Addo consoles Morocco

General News

President Nana Akufo-Addo is commiserating with the King Mohammed VI and to the Government and people of the Kingdom of Morocco on the tragedy which has been occasioned by Friday’s earthquake, and has claimed the lives of thousands.

On behalf of Ghanaians, Nana Akufo-Addo extended his condolences to Moroccans.

In a Facebook post, he prayed for the families of the victims, and wished the injured speedy recovery.

He noted that Morocco has a friend in Ghana, and can count on Ghana’s support in these difficult times.

Morocco was tragically hit by an earthquake on Friday, 8 September 2023.,

More than 2,100 people have died and more than 2,421 are injured, many critically

The desperate hunt for survivors continues, but response teams are struggling to bring in machinery to remote areas.

Villagers have been digging by hand and shovel to find survivors.

The 6.8-magnitude tremor left homes collapsed, roads blocked and entire villages destroyed.

The Moroccan government says it has accepted emergency aid from the UK, Spain, Qatar and the UAE, and rescue teams from those countries are en route

Source: Mensah with files from BBC