Some Ghanaian students stranded in Turkey after Monday’s earthquake

Story: News Desk

Some Ghanaian students from Gaziantep University in Türkiye (Turkey) are stranded after a massive earthquake struck the city on Monday, killing about 10,000 people.

According to the students, their attempts to obtain bus tickets from the Ghana-Turkey embassy in order to migrate from the affected area to a safer city, Ankara, have been futile.

The students claimed that instead of getting them the tickets, Ghana’s embassy in that country said it was currently seeking financial clearance for such venture.

The situation has compelled the students to purchase the tickets themselves.

“The worst affected places had Ghanaians and most of them are students. Everybody who has been registered with the mission has been accounted for except Christian Atsu who I can confirm has been found, but he is injured. We are trying to follow up to find out how we can get to him or even talk to him,” she said.

The Ambassador also indicates that tents have been provided for the students temporarily and food items are being distributed to them in the meantime. “They are providing for them. They have been advised not to go into any building, but the Turkish Authorities have provided tents temporarily for them to be there, and they are being taken care of in terms of food and making sure they are warm. For now, they are there because we cannot go there. But for now, they are fine.”

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