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55 people found in tractor-trailer in Texas

SAN ANTONIO — Dozens of people, including some children, were discovered late Tuesday in a tractor-trailer in San Antonio.

Authorities were called to a North Side neighborhood around 8:30 p.m. and found 55 people suspected of entering the country illegally in and around a tractor-trailer, according to KSAT-TV.

The agency is investigating, said Homeland Security Investigations spokeswoman Nina Pruneda.

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San Antonio Fire Department chief Charles Hood said the people appeared to be in good health.

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‘This truck was air-conditioned, thank God. This truck had water. So they were hydrated,” Hood said.

Five people were treated for minor injuries and transported to a hospital, Hood said.

The rest of the trailer’s occupants were taken to a detention center after they were searched.