Image: Landslide buries highway in Taiwan
Taiwan National Freeway Bureau via EPA
Several travelers were feared buried in this landslide near Taipei, Taiwan, on Monday.
updated 4/26/2010 11:59:08 AM ET 2010-04-26T15:59:08

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

Firefighter Tang Cheng-yu says the Sunday landslide 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 says hundreds of workers are digging around the clock with bulldozers Monday but have yet to locate the cars.

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

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