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A father has told how his 'blood froze' as he watched through a baby monitor as his baby daughter was shaken at the moment the 7.8-magnitude earthquake in Turkey struck.
Lemi, from Hull in East Yorkshire, was hundreds of miles away in Istanbul as he watched in horror when the earthquake hit, and then drove for 12 hours to rescue his family from the disaster zone.
His daughter Katelyn and wife Victoria where staying in the southern Turkish city of Adana, close to the devastating earthquake's epicentre.
The death toll surpassed 16,000 on Thursday, days after two deadly earthquakes struck on Monday, February 6.
After the disaster, Lemi drove for more than 12 hours to find his family, with his friends back in the UK launching a fundraiser for them.
Lemi, from Hull in East Yorkshire, was hundreds of miles away in Istanbul as he watched in horror when the deadly earthquake hit
Describing the moment he heard the earthquake hit through the baby monitor, Lemi told HullLive: ' You hear a big bang.
'The baby wakes up and the dog was barking 10-15 seconds prior to it and Vicky wakes up and grabs Katelyn and runs downstairs.
'You can hear the whole building squeaking and that tapping noise. When you watch it your blood freezes.'
Lemi said he was woken by his mother who explained what had happened. He tried to remain calm, by when he was sent the video by his wife Victoria, who was 'terrified', he said: 'I need to find a way to get to Adana.'
After hiring a car, the father start the long, cross-country drive and was horrified by the scenes of devastation caused by the quake as he passed.
He said he witnessed 'incidents where