Authorities have not yet offered official confirmation, but journalists in the area cite witnesses who have seen other students pulled out.
The Thai authorities today concluded the rescue operations of the five people who are still trapped in a cave in the north of the country, after having managed to get eight boys out in the last two days.
“Some of the workers need to rest, while others will be in charge of preparing for the next day,” Narongsak Ossottanakorn, spokesman for the rescue workers, told the media, thanking the efforts of the more than one hundred people participating in the rescue operation. of minors and their monitor.
Four children were rescued today and many others yesterday, and the eight are admitted with good health conditions in the Chiang Mai hospital, Ossottanakorn said today.
Rescue one by one
Authorities have not yet offered official confirmation, but journalists in the area cite witnesses who have seen other students pulled out today.
In addition, the Thai newspaper Bangkok Post says that two other boys are in what is known as “cavern 3”, where a temporary operational camp has been installed located about two kilometers from the entrance.
A helicopter in apparent tasks of emergency transfer overflew the press camp located two kilometers from the cave, as Efe could confirm.
Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-Ocha supervised the evacuation operation this afternoon.
The international contingent of rescue divers re-entered the cavity at 11.00 local time (0400 GMT) with the aim of returning with one of the nine people who remained cloistered this morning, said Narongsak Ossottanakorn, spokesman for the operation.
This second attempt could be faster than the one made the day before thanks to the good conditions found yesterday by the rescue teams inside the underground tunnels, Narongsak said.
The rescue members, together with the children, have to overcome a complex of labyrinthine partially flooded galleries with unevenness and zero visibility to reach the outer mouth of the cave.
Between the first operation, on Sunday, and this second, the authorities interrupted the rescue for about 14 hours to proceed with the replacement of the compressed air cylinders used during the evacuation work and to evaluate the flooded parts of the grotto.
The arrival last Saturday of a rainy season in the region and that will remain for much of the week marked the beginning of the rescue operation.
Rainfall is one of the main concerns of the authorities because the water filtered by the mountain can re-flood the galleries and cancel the drainage carried out since they were found alive 12 schoolchildren, between 11 and 16 years old, and his tutor, of 26.
Narongsak insisted on warning of the problem of the rains but said that a military team is in the bush with the task of blocking the entry of water into the underground tunnels.
The thirteen trapped went into the galleries on Saturday, June 23 after a football training when a sudden storm began to flood the cavity and cut the exit.
They were found after nine days of intense search in which more than 1,300 people participated.
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