A massive 7.5-magnitude earthquake has struck Turkey and Syria, leaving nearly 1,600 people dead and many more injured.
The powerful quake struck in the early hours of the morning, sending residents fleeing into the streets as buildings collapsed and crumbled.
Reports indicate that the death toll is likely to rise as rescue teams continue to search for survivors trapped under the rubble.
The quake caused widespread damage in both countries, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake and prompting authorities to declare a state of emergency.
Many have taken to social media to pay their condolences to the bereaved and also pray for the two countries.
Ghanaian international footballer, Christian Atsu, has been reported as one of the people trapped under the rubble after the devastating earthquake struck Turkey.
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