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Taiwan landslide buries highway

2010-04-26 13:30

Taipei - An official says rescuers are searching for passengers in three cars buried by a massive landslide when a hillside collapsed in northern Taiwan.

Firefighter Tang Cheng-yu said the landslide on Sunday buried a portion of a three-lane highway in rubble about the size of two soccer stadiums.

A motorist first reported the accident in Keelung. He said he made a sharp turn to narrowly escape the massive mud cascading down in front of his car.

Tang said hundreds of workers are digging around the clock with bulldozers on Monday but have yet to locate the cars.

He said the landslide followed days of rain. News reports say four people are believed to have been buried in the cars.