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The newest on the lethal Turkey-Syria earthquake

Mesut Hancer holds the hand of his 15-year-old daughter Irmak, who died within the earthquake in Kahramanmaras, near the quake’s epicentre, the day after a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck southern Turkey on February 7. (Adem Altam/AFP/Getty Pictures)

Heartbreaking photographs present a father in Kahramanmaras, Turkey, clutching the lifeless hand of his daughter after she was crushed beneath concrete in Monday’s devastating earthquake.

Mesut Hancer, sitting hunched amid the ruins, could be seen holding onto his 15-year-old little one whereas her physique stays trapped beneath the rubble.

Damaged glass, destroyed furnishings and twisted metal encompass the household, as staff conduct a colossal rescue mission in close to freezing temperatures.

(Adem Altam/AFP/Getty Images)
(Adem Altam/AFP/Getty Pictures)

Practically 8,000 individuals have now been confirmed useless and a few 40,000 others injured following Monday’s quake, based on officers in Turkey and Syria.

Survivors are nonetheless being pulled from the rubble greater than 48 hours after the quake hit, crushing 1000’s beneath their houses.

The rescue of a 14-year-old boy in Kahramanmaras broadcast reside on air on Tuesday provided a glimmer of hope that others will survive, however the demise toll continues to climb as search groups navigate blocked roads, collapsed infrastructure and violent aftershocks.

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