Landslide drags cars and trucks in Brazil | News

Brazilian firefighters carry out an operation to search for victims, after a landslide caused by the rains dragged down at least ten cars and five trucks on a highway in the municipality of Guaratuba, in the state of Paraná, in the south of the South American country.

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According to preliminary information, one body has already been recovered, but there is still no information on the number of missing people.

The searches were interrupted during the night of this Monday due to the instability of the weather, but they resumed on Tuesday morning.



The mayor of Guaratuba, Roberto Justus, was on the road at the time of the landslide.

“A horrible thing. A mountain collapsed. It dragged us over other vehicles. We (he and the driver) are alive by a wish of God. I don’t know how, but the mud came under and lifted us up and then we threw it on top of the cars that were stopped,” he said.

The governor of Paraná, Ratinho Júnior, only reported on social networks that since Monday night “civil protection teams and firefighters are on the scene helping to rescue incidents on BR-376.”

The statement from the regional government of Paraná informed that the security and rescue forces of the state will talk about the assistance to the victims of the collapse and will present a balance of the actions in progress at the end of the morning.