Why am I sitting here, father? Father, my lifetime earnings are here. Father did not leave the hands of his dead daughter.

A woman holds the hand of her 15-year-old daughter Ermak, who was killed in the quake in Kahramanmaras, near the epicenter, a day after Turkey’s 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck.

Heartbreaking images are emerging from Syria as the death toll from Monday’s 7.8-magnitude earthquake continues to rise.

On Tuesday, AFP’s Adam Atlan photographed father Mesut Henser holding the hand of his 15-year-old daughter Ermak as she died under the rubble in Kahra Manmaras, near the epicenter.

Pictur the girl’s hand can be seen holding the concrete slabs that fell on top of her during the deadly earthquake.