In pictures: The aftermath of Taiwan's deadly tremor

Rescue workers search for survivors after earthquake topples buildings in Tainan, southern Taiwan.

| Taiwan, Earthquake, Asia Pacific, Environment

Rescue workers are searching for survivors after a powerful earthquake toppled buildings in Tainan, southern Taiwan, early on Saturday.

Firefighters and soldiers scrambled to the site of two collapsed residential high-rises with ladders, cranes and other equipment and extracted 221 people from the rubble.

READ MORE: Deadly earthquake rocks southern Taiwan

At least seven people were killed and hundreds wounded after the 6.4 magnitude tremor struck in the middle of the night. 

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