PSG Defender Achraf Hakimi Sympathizes With Victims of Morocco Earthquake

PSG Defender Achraf Hakimi Sympathizes With Victims of Morocco Earthquake

Lukman Mumuni
September 9, 2023 at 3:07 PM
  • Achraf Hakimi has reacted to the earthquake in Morocco
  • Several lives have been lost following the disaster on Friday night
  • Hakimi has pledged to support victims of the earthquake

Achraf Hakimi has sent a heartfelt message to victims of the devastating earthquake which hit Morocco on Friday night.

Over 800 people have reportedly died from the 6.8 magnitude earthquake.

According to multiple reports, the number keeps rising with many yet to be accounted for since Friday night.

Achraf Hakimi, Morocco, PSG, France
Achraf Hakimi has urged Moroccans to help each other after powerful earthquake. Credit: @EnMaroc
Source: Twitter

The news has left many around the world sending their condolences to the families that have lost loved one, while the others anxiously wait for good news.

Hakimi, who plays for the Moroccan national team, took to social media to share a message of hope to the people of the North African nation.

"We feel a difficult moment for our loved ones. It's raining temperatures to save as many views as possible. There are many condolences to everyone who are here. We are living through difficult times, and our thoughts are all with the injured and the families of the victims. We all cooperate and contribute to saving the wounded by donating blood. We belong to Allah and to Him we shall return," wrote Hakimi on X.

Hakimi starred for Morocco as they became the first country in Africa to reach the semi-final of the FIFA World Cup.

Riyad Mahrez, who is from neigbouring country, Algeria, also shared his message of sympathy with the people of Morocco.

"Strength to the victims of the earthquake in Morocco last night. Courage to families and loved ones. May Allah have mercy," he wrote on X.

Atsu found dead after Turkey earthquake

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Ghana and Hatayspor winger, Christian Atsu Twasam has reportedly been found dead following the earthquake in Turkey.

The Black Stars winger sadly passed away 12 days after being trapped under rubble following the devastating earthquake that hit the city of Hatay. He died at the age of 31.

According to the player's Turkish manager, Murat Uzunmehmet, Atsu was pulled out of the wreckage dead.

Atsu body arrives in Ghana for burial

The remains of Christian Atsu have finally arrived in Ghana from Turkey following his passing due to a devastating earthquake on February 6.

The government, family, friends and former footballers were all at the Kotoko International Airport to receive the body ahead of the final burial rites.

In emotional scenes at the airport, many struggled to hold back tears while others wailed openly as the body was painfully brought out of a Turkish Airlines plane.

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