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Missing Thai boys and their coach found alive

Update: July, 03/2018 - 06:55
Photo provided by Thai Navy Seal shows trapped teenagers in a cave in Mae Sai, Chiang Rai province, northern Thailand, on July 2, 2018. Twelve teenagers and their football coach, trapped in a cave in northern Thailand for nine days, have been found alive on Monday night, Narongsak Osottanakorn, governor of Chiang Rai province said. — Xinhua
Viet Nam News

BANGKOK — Rescuers have found alive 12 boys and their soccer coach who had been missing at a partially flooded cave in northern Thailand for 10 days, the local governor said Monday.

The boys, aged between 11 and 16, and their 25-year-old male coach entered Tham Luang Nang Non cave in Chiang Rai province on June 23 after soccer practice and have not been seen since then.

Rescuers greet each other after getting informed of 12 teenagers and their football coach's condition in Mae Sai, Chiang Rai province, northern Thailand, on July 2, 2018.  — Xinhua Photo

The team is believed to have sought refuge in a large chamber on higher ground in the cave that is nicknamed "Pattaya Beach," around a kilometer from the T-junction inside the cave.

The search has involved military, police and other personnel as well as experts from Britain, Japan, Laos, Sweden, China, the Philippines and the United States.

Family members celebrate while camping out near Tham Luang cave following news all members of children's football team and their coach were alive in the cave at Khun Nam Nang Non Forest Park in the Mae Sai district of Chiang Rai province late July 2, 2018. — AFP Photo

Support has also come from King Maha Vajiralongkorn and public figures as well as international football clubs, including Liverpool and Chelsea, partially because the boys are members of a local football club named "Moopa" (wild boar). — KYODO


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