A BRIT dad said he watched helplessly hundreds of miles away as his baby monitor captured the moment the Turkey earthquake struck.
He said his “blood froze” as he watched the footage of the moment the huge first quake hit early on Monday as the death toll from the disaster reaches 9500.
10Katelyn in her cot as the earthquake struck TurkeyCredit: BPM Media10Lemi with his wife Victoria and baby KatelynCredit: BPM Media10Earthquake wreckage in Adana, where Victoria and Katelyn were stayingCredit: Go Fund Me10Two further earthquakes struck in the 24 hours after the initial tremor, leaving a trail of destruction stretching for hundreds of miles along Turkey’s border with Syria.
Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has declared a three-month state of emergency in quake epicentre, Gaziantep, and nine other cities.
Desperate searches are taking place to find survivors buried underneath the rubble of the thousands of buildings destroyed.
The baby monitor footage has been shared by Lemi, from Hull, who was in Istanbul as his wife and child were in the city of Adana, near the quake’s epicentre, staying with family.
Video shows little Katelyn in her cot when the room begins to shake and her desperate mum picks her up as she can be heard saying “oh my God”.
Lemi, from Hull, there was a “big bang” and the dog began barking before she ran downstairs with Katelyn.
“You can hear the whole building squeaking and that tapping noise,” he told the Hull Daily Mail.
“When you watch it your blood freezes.”
After his wife sent Lemi video from the baby camera, he then began the 535 mile drive to Adana, where he came across scenes of devastation with over a dozen apartment blocks flattened.
“Evacuation is not even a subject because once the building collapses they’re already in it and some of them are still under it,” said Lemi, who provides security for Hull City owner Acul Ilicali.
It comes as…
The death toll has now reached 9500 but up to 20,000 are feared dead across Turkey and Syria.
A series of disastrous aftershocks have hampered rescue efforts after the collapse of more than 11,000
At least three Brits are missing in the chaos, Foreign Secretary James Cleverly has said.
Trapped victims have reportedly been sending desperate voice notes begging for help.
A grieving father was seen holding the lifeless hand of his daughter whose body was trapped in a destroyed building in Kahramanmaras.
Ex-Chelsea footballer Christian Atsu was miraculously pulled from the rubble of a building in the same city.
A newborn baby was also pulled alive from the wreckage of a collapsed building in Jindires, Syria, after his mother died giving birth.
Aid and rescuers are pouring in from across the world, including from the UK and war-torn Ukraine.
The Sun has launched the Earthquake Appeal to raise money to help respond to the destruction.
“Some of them have been rescued. It’s only been a day so the rescue is still ongoing. There are still many more apartments that have not been looked under.”
A friend has now set up the Go Fund Me page on behalf of Lemi and Victoria.
At least 20,426 are so far reported injured with at least 11,302 buildings destroyed and it’s feared the death toll could reach 20,000.
Heartbreaking stories are beginning to emerge from the aftermath of the quake.
Harrowing images show Mesut Hancer sat holding the hand of his 15-year-old daughter Irmak.
She had died in the city of Kahramanmaras, her fingers reaching in vain from the wreckage of their home.
A new baby was born under the rubble was carried to safety with her umbilical cord still attached in Jenderes, in Syria.
Tragically her mother was reported to have died shortly after giving birth while trapped for more than 24 hours.
In the harbour city of Iskenderen, the sky turned black as hundreds of shipping containers caught fire.
In Diyarbakir, a city of 1.8million in central Turkey, rescuers battled to find survivors in a collapsed eight-storey block of flats.
A team of 76 search and rescue specialists with four sniffer dogs have already been dispatched from the UK.
10Rescuers are picking through the rubble to find survivorsCredit: Getty10Adana is near the earthquake epicentreCredit: Reuters10A baby girl is taken from the rubble of Jenderes for treatment in hospital10The mother was reported to have died after giving birth while trapped for 24 hoursCredit: AFP10Mesut Hancer clings to the hand of his dead daughter Irmak, 15Credit: AFP10Mesut with daughter Irmak, 15, before the tragic quakeScan this QR code to donate to The Sun Earthquake Appeal to help victims
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