July 3, 2018 16:46 IST

Missing youth soccer team found alive in Thai cave

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A Thai soccer team of 12 boys and their coach who went missing more than a week back have been found alive. However, it may take months for them to come out, the country's army said on Tuesday. They will have to learn to dive or wait months for flooding to recede. The rescue workers -- Thai Navy SEALs -- were battling with rising water and were currently bringing in food and medical supplies. The children would be supplied with food that could last at least four months, the Thai military said. The Tham Luang cave complex in Chiang Rai in northern Thailand is regularly flooded during the rainy season which lasts until September or October. If the children were to be brought out before then, they would have to learn basic diving skills to safely get through the dangerous corridors of muddy, zero-visibility waters, the BBC reported. Credit: Reuters
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Family members wait near Tham Luang cave complex, as members of an under-16 soccer team and their coach have been found alive according to a local media report, in the northern province of Chiang Rai, Thailand, July 3, 2018. Credit: Reuters
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A family member looks at a photo near Tham Luang cave complex, as members of under-16 soccer team and their coach have been found alive according to a local media's report in the northern province of Chiang Rai, Thailand, July 2, 2018. Credit: Reuters
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A diver walks in Tham Luang cave complex, as an ongoing search for members of an under-16 soccer team and their coach continues, in the northern province of Chiang Rai, Thailand, July 1, 2018. Credit: Reuters
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Soldiers and rescue workers work in Tham Luang cave complex, as an ongoing search for members of an under-16 soccer team and their coach continues, in the northern province of Chiang Rai, Thailand, July 1, 2018. Credit: Reuters