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Thailand cave rescue operation

Rescuers are working at a cave site in northern Thailand to bring 12 boys and their coach out of the flooded cave system

Thailand’s nail-biting cave rescue operation of 12 trapped schoolboys and their football coach is still underway. Rescue workers have freed six out of the 13 people who have been trapped in Thailand’s Khao Luang cave for more than two weeks, the Kyodo news agency reported earlier. On June 23, national park employees discovered a motorbike, bicycles and sports equipment near an entrance to the Tham Khao Luang Cave. They contacted the local football club, which confirmed to them that the items discovered belonged to schoolchildren aged from 11 to 16 and their 25-year-old coach. The cave stretches almost 10 km and has several entrances and exits, as well as large galleries in which the missing people could have hidden from the rising waters. To find out more details, see the images from the site.