A landslide in the south Brazilian Paraná state killed at least two people and left dozens missing on Wednesday, officials said.
A landslide, which followed heavy rains, affected the BR-376 highway in Brazil, reports CNNE. Authorities believe the mud buried six trailers and up to 15 vehicles on the highway as it tumbled down a 200-metre (656 ft) stretch of the road.
A fire department representative told local media they estimate between 30 and 50 people could be missing.
The representative added that military police, firefighters, civil defense teams and rescue dogs are assisting in rescue efforts and clearing embankments.
The heavy rains also caused flooding and flash flooding in other coastal municipalities.
There are 680 people and more than 500 houses affected, some of them destroyed, according to the official report.
According to Reuterslandslides blocked access to Paranagua, an important port for grain and sugar shipments.