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At least 20 people have been injured in a car accident near the Quillagua Customs Control in the Tarapacá region after four passenger buses collided with the district.

The incident occurred in the early hours of Tuesday, near the municipalities of Pozo Almonte and Iquique, at kilometer 1650 of Route 5 North, and resulted in 20 injuries, 5 of them serious, according to firefighters.

Due to the emergency, firefighters and ambulances from Iquique and Pozo Almonte attended to help as volunteers and SAMU officials are working to help the injured.