It was not immediately clear what caused the crash
A collision between a passenger bus and a trailer truck in eastern Guatemala early on Saturday killed at least 20 people, including a 7-year-old boy, doctors and firefighters said.
Guatemalan President-elect Alejandro Giammattei expressed his "profound lament" for the deaths in a post on Twitter.
A trailer truck collided with a passenger bus in eastern Guatemala early Saturday, killing at least 20 people and leaving a dozen wounded, according to the national disaster agency. It said nine of the dead were minors.https://t.co/Qe4lVPC0Ip— NBC Bay Area (@nbcbayarea) December 22, 2019
The accident took place near the town of Gualan, near Guatemala's Atlantic coast, as the Pullman passenger bus was traveling to the city of Santa Elena, near the border with Mexico.
It was not immediately clear what caused the crash.