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Heart-breaking photos show a father holding the hand of his teenage daughter killed in the quake

Images of a father holding the hand of his dead daughter, crushed under layers of rubble, have emerged from the Turkish city of Kahramanmaras.

AFP photographer Adam Altan captured a series of pictures on Tuesday that show Mesut Hancer sitting amid a destroyed building as he clutches the hand of his 15-year-old daughter Irmak, who was killed in the quake.

Rescuers continue to search for survivors in the ruins of flattened buildings – amid severe weather conditions that are expected to worsen in the coming days.

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