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Media: All those rescued from Thai cave delivered to hospital

The boys are expected to remain in quarantine for a week

BANGKOK, July 10. /TASS/. Rescue workers have delivered four kids and their coach, evacuated from Thailand’s Khao Luang cave earlier on Tuesday to the Prachanukhro hospital, Thai PBS reported.

A Mil Mi-17 helicopter took the last evacuated boy to the hospital, while another helicopter carried the coach. The two of them came out of the cave at around 17:40 local time (10:40 GMT), and their medical examination and transportation took more than three hours.

Two helicopters earlier delivered the other three kids brought out of the cave on Tuesday to the hospital in the city of Chiang Rai.

The boys are expected to remain in quarantine for a week, which is why they will not be able to attend the 2018 FIFA World Cup final match, though they have been offered tickets by FIFA President Gianni Infantino.

On June 23, national park staff found a motorbike, bicycles and sports equipment near a cave entrance and contacted a local football club, which confirmed that those things belonged to 12 kids aged between 11 and 16 years and their 25-year-old coach. The cave where the group went missing stretches almost ten kilometers, it has several entrances and exits, as well as large chambers, where the group members found shelter from the rising waters caused by a rainy season downpour.

On July 8-9, divers succeeded in evacuating eight children, who were taken to the hospital in helicopters. On Tuesday, rescue workers brought out the remaining four kids and the coach.