Monrovia: Liberia through President George Manneh Weah has sent a condolence message to the government and people of the Republic of Turkey, following news of a tragic and devastating earthquake that struck the Aegean City of Lzmir on October 30, 2020, causing loss of lives and extensive damage to infrastructures and millions of dollars worth of properties of people living in the affected areas.

A powerful earthquake struck off Turkey’s Aegean coast last week, killing at least 20 people so far, two teenagers included, while 786 were reported injured in Izmir, the provincial capital. 

Izmir is Turkey’s third largest city with the population of nearly three million – many panicked and fear stricken people were seen running out into the streets after the quake struck. Reports say at least 20 buildings collapsed.

In his consolatory message to his Turkish counterpart, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, President Weah, on behalf of Liberia, extended deepest condolences to the government and people of Turkey, particularly to the families of the victims of the disaster.

According to a Foreign Ministry press release, the Liberian leader further expressed confidence that under the leadership of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the government and people of Turkey will overcome the difficulties of this disaster as normalcy restores to the affected areas. 

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