The “Pilgrimage to the Sanctuary of the Virgin of Quinche”, located northwest of Quito, attracted 60,000 people, who walked to the site from different areas of the capital.
The Fire Department of the Metropolitan District of Quito reported this Monday, November 20, the number of emergencies that occurred during the run from Friday, November 17 to Saturday, November 18.
390 agents from the parishes of Guayalabamba, Pifo, Checa and Cumbaya attended 31 emergencies related to threatened abortions, muscle trauma, dehydration, sprains, gastritis and blood pressure problems.
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The affected people were evacuated from the site in 24 aid vehicles, which transported them to nearby health homes for better medical assessment.
Furthermore, the institution noted that apart from these inconveniences they had no major difficulties in guaranteeing the arrival of parishioners to the Sanctuary of the Virgin of Quincha.
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According to ECU911, a total of 791 emergency incidents were recorded during the two-day walk. Civil defense was 515, traffic and mobility 92, health management 83 cases, municipal services 79, accident management 13 and risk management 9. (yo)