A rescue operation is underway across much of southern Turkey and northern Syria following a huge earthquake that has killed more than 2,300 people.
The BBC’S Focus on Africa radio has spoken to several Ghanaian students who are living in nearby cities which were affected by the earthquake.
Ibrahim, a Ghanaian student living in Konya, together with his partner and one-week-old baby, says that he is thankful to be alive after the earthquake struck.
“It was in the dawn when we heard the shaking of the land. We tried to gather the family and take them out of the house. I feel very sad and very sorry.”
Focus on Africa also spoke to Ghanaian student Nasser Abdallah, who is studying in Adana, 150 miles (241km) from Gazientep – the city closest to the epicentre.
“Early in the morning I was working on my laptop and all of a sudden I saw my laptop started to shake. It started from a mild shake to a very heavy shake.”
“We have been told that no one should enter their house until further notice.”
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