US News Thai cave site cleared 'to help' trapped boys

06:17  08 july  2018
06:17  08 july  2018 Source:   news.sky.com

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Thai authorities have told the media to leave the area around the entrance of a cave where 12 boys and their football coach have been trapped for over two weeks. "From the situation assessment, we need to use the area to help victims."

Thai authorities told media on Sunday to leave a camp site near the cave where 12 boys and their coach have been trapped for more than two weeks so that "victims" could be helped , possibly signalling a long-awaited rescue effort to get them out. The "Wild Boars" team has been confined.

Rescuers searching for 12 missing boys and their football coach say they have all been found alive, officials in Thailand have said. © Other Rescuers searching for 12 missing boys and their football coach say they have all been found alive, officials in Thailand have said.

Thai authorities have told the media to leave the area around the entrance of a cave where 12 boys and their football coach have been trapped for over two weeks.

The unexpected order came a day after the rescue mission chief said conditions were "perfect" for the evacuation to begin, and as fears mount that heavy monsoon rain could thwart the plan.

Making the announcement over a loudspeaker, police commander Komsan Sa-ardluan said on early Sunday morning: "Everyone who is not involved with the operations has to get out of the area immediately.

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Thai cave rescue: Trapped boys begin crash course on swimming and diving as rescuers plan way out of flooded cave . Farmer Lek is one of many unsung heroes pitching in to help with the rescue as volunteers offering their time and services have arrived at the crowded site .

Thai rescue workers and technicians are seen at the Tham Luang cave area © Getty Thai rescue workers and technicians are seen at the Tham Luang cave area

"From the situation assessment, we need to use the area to help victims."

Dozens of divers have been seen arriving at the Tham Luang cave and officials have set up more tarpaulin sheets blocking off the divers' operating area.

Officials have declined to comment but a news conference is scheduled to take place shortly.

The boys, aged between 11 and 16, and their 25-year-old coach became stranded when they went exploring in the cave after a practice football game.

Flooding cut off their escape and prevented rescuers from finding them for almost 10 days.

More to follow...

Cave rescue boys will soon be able to go home .
Twelve boys recovering after they were rescued from a flooded Thai cave will be discharged from hospital on Thursday. The announcement was made by Thailand's health minister Piyasakol Sakolsatayadorn.He said: "We need to prepare both the children and their families for the attention they will receive when they come out."The children and their 25-year-old football coach were retrieved following a risky three-day operation which concluded on Tuesday.

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