Classmates pray after trapped schoolboys rescued from flooded cave

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13 July 2018

REUTERS

Classmates of the 12 schoolboys react to news that some have been rescued

Classmates of the 12 schoolboys react to news that some have been rescued

Classmates of the 12 schoolboys who were trapped inside a flooded cave for ten days in the northern province of Chiang Rai, Thailand, pray together on Monday at Mae Sai Prasitsart School, after their teacher announced that some had been rescued. The boys and their football coach had been visiting the six-mile-deep cave for a second time, but heavy rainfall caused severe flooding, blocking the exit. They were reported missing by their families, and were eventually found and attended to by Thai Navy seals (one of whom died in the attempt) and medics, while attempts were made to pump out the water. All 12 pupils and the coach were evacuated in three separate missions conducted by a team of skilled divers, beginning on Sunday. The last boy was rescued on Tuesday evening

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