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    Eight People Rescued From Cave in Thailand Heading to Hospital - Reports

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    A group of boys, aged 11-16, and their 25-year-old coach from the Thai youth soccer team "Wild Boar" entered a massive cave system in northern Thailand while it was still dry, but rainfall soon flooded the exit tunnel, trapping them miles inside the system. Four of the boys were rescued Sunday.

    Another four people from the Thai youth soccer team "Wild Boar," which became trapped in a flooded cave, were rescued on Monday, a Royal Thai Navy official stated Monday. Four of those trapped were recovered from the cave on Sunday, but the rescue operation was suspended for about 10 hours.

    Commenting on the course of the rescue operation, rescue chief Narongsak Osottanakorn stated that the health of those, who remained in the cave was "still good", adding that rescuers would resume an operation to recover them in about 20 hours.

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    The squad entered the Tham Luang cave system with their coach on June 23, but several hours later, heavy rain began to fall, preventing them from leaving it. The search for the boys lasted for about 10 days, after which they were found alive a few miles away from the entrance.

    The rescue operation started at 10 a.m. local time (03:00 GMT) on Sunday and as media reports specified, could take many hours. Some 90 divers, 50 foreign and 40 Thai, were involved in the operation to remove the boys from the cave, the head of the rescue operation defined.

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