Heavy rains preceded slide; hundreds of workers digging for victims
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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