Second phase of Thai cave rescue operation underway
Thai rescue workforce members stroll inside a cave the place 12 boys and their soccer coach have been trapped since June 23. (Royal Thai Navy through AP)
- 12 boys and their soccer coach have been trapped within the cave for 2 weeks
- 13 overseas and 5 Thai divers are participating within the rescue
- A former Thai navy SEAL handed out making the dive on Friday and died
The second section of the operation to rescue a youth soccer workforce trapped in a flooded cave is underway, a day after 4 boys had been pulled from the complicated after greater than two weeks underground.
Chiang Rai appearing Gov. Narongsak Osatanakorn stated the second section started at 11 a.m. and authorities hope to listen to excellent news within the subsequent few hours. 9 folks stay trapped within the cave.
Authorities have been dashing to extract the boys, ages 11-16, and their coach from the cave as monsoon rains bore down on the mountainous area in far northern Chiang Rai province. Authorities stated heavy downpours in a single day didn’t increase water ranges within the cave, the place employees proceed to pump water out.
The 4 boys pulled from the cave Sunday in an pressing and harmful operation that concerned them diving by the caves tight and twisting passages had been in good well being. Nonetheless, they had been present process medical checks in a hospital and weren’t but allowed shut contact with kinfolk resulting from concern of infections, who had been in a position to see them by a glass partition.
Inside Minister Anupong Paojinda had stated early Monday that the identical divers who took half in Sundays rescue would return to extricate the others as they know the cave circumstances and what to do. He had stated contemporary air tanks wanted to be laid alongside the underwater route.
Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha was scheduled to go to the location later Monday.
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