By Euronews in Spanish with agencies
Published 8/8/2023 – 1:12 PM
The 37,000 scouts, who gathered for the World Scout Jamboree in South Korea, have been evacuated in a thousand vehicles.
They evacuate the 37,000 scouts from all over the world who gathered in a macro event known as the World Scout Jamboree in South Korea. They have been moved from their camp on the coast to the interior in more than 1,000 vehicles.
All because of the threat of tropical storm Khanun that will bring heavy rains and winds to the peninsula in the coming days. Those affected will stay in Seoul and its metropolitan area, where the authorities have facilitated the accommodation of scouts in training centers, hotels and university residences.
The event that is held in the province of North Jeolla, in the southwest of the country, and whose conclusion was scheduled for August 12, had been marked since its start on August 1 by the impact of the heat wave that affects South Korea, and which caused the hospitalization of more than a hundred participants.
The South Korean authorities responded by increasing the deployment of medical personnel present at the camping area, installing portable air conditioning devices, and increasing transportation services in the area to allow those who wanted to leave the event to do so.
Typhoon Khanun, which has brought heavy rain, gusty winds and storm surge to southwestern Japan since last week, is currently moving northward and is expected to arrive on Thursday.
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