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Carbon Monoxide Killed 3 Students in Gangneung Guesthouse: Police

Carbon Monoxide Killed 3 Students in Gangneung Guesthouse: Police

GANGNEUNG/SEOUL, Dec. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Police concluded Wednesday that the three high school students found dead in a guesthouse in Gangneung were killed by carbon monoxide poisoning. Police announced the official result of their investigation into the deadly incident that also left seven others unconscious. Two of them have recovered consciousness following hours of [...]

3 Students Found Dead, 7 Others Unconscious at Pension in Northeastern S. Korea

3 Students Found Dead, 7 Others Unconscious at Pension in Northeastern S. Korea

GANGNEUNG, Dec. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — Three senior high school students were found dead and seven others unconscious at a pension in the northeastern province of Gangwon, possibly due to carbon monoxide poisoning caused by inadequate ventilation, local police and firefighters said Tuesday. The owner of the pension, located in the city of Gangneung on [...]

South Korea’s Military the Hidden Help Behind Success of PyeongChang Paralympics

South Korea’s Military the Hidden Help Behind Success of PyeongChang Paralympics

PYEONGCHANG, March 19 (Korea Bizwire) — The Olympic festival for the physically challenged that was the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympics had its closing ceremony on March 18. The background from which the Paralympics came into being is closely tied to the military during World War II. Initially intended as a means of rehabilitation for soldiers with [...]

Number of Airbnb Guests in Gangwon Soars 500 Pct during Olympics

Number of Airbnb Guests in Gangwon Soars 500 Pct during Olympics

SEOUL, March 8 (Korea Bizwire) — Airbnb Inc. said Thursday about 15,000 tourists visited PyeongChang and its adjacent cities via the global room-sharing platform during the 2018 Winter Olympics, which wrapped up last week. The number of travelers who made reservations in Gangwon Province, including the Olympic host town of PyeongChang, some 180 kilometers east [...]

“Welcome to Gangneung” Lamp Earns Long-Distance Reply from Olympic Athletes

“Welcome to Gangneung” Lamp Earns Long-Distance Reply from Olympic Athletes

GANGNEUNG, March 6 (Korea Bizwire) — Messages from Olympics athletes back home thanking the people of Gangneung for handmade postcards with handwritten messages inscribed and “Welcome to Gangneung” lamps are generating interest among the general public. French skier Marie Martinod and Danish curling skip Madeleine Dupont recently reached out to Gangneung via e-mail. “The welcome [...]