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The Rains Threaten the Third Day of Underground Rescues in Thailand

The eight rescued minors are in good health and remain hospitalized in Chiang Rai, capital of the homonymous province and where the cave is located

It is expected that, as in the two previous days, the rescue tasks will happen in a staggered manner and after the departure, the rescued will be transferred by helicopter to the EFE health center

The teams of divers are preparing to resume on Tuesday the rescue of the last four children and the adult trapped in a cave in northern Thailand, the third day of rescue that will take place between heavy rains.

After the success of the first and second missions, in which eight children were rescued, the international contingent of the rescue team plans to go into the cave during the day to rescue the rest of the group, trapped in 4 kilometers deep since June 23.

Narongsak Ossottanakorn, spokesman for the rescue workers, on Monday avoided specifying at what time of Tuesday the operation would begin after announcing a temporary interruption of work to replace the material used in the evacuation and evaluate the conditions in the cavern.

The eight children already rescued are in good health and remain hospitalized in Chiang Rai, capital of the homonymous province and where the cave is located.

It is expected that, as in the two previous days, the rescue tasks will happen in a staggered manner and after the rescue, the rescued will be transferred by helicopter to the health center.

The Prime Minister of Thailand, Prayut Chan-Ocha, visited the hospitalized children and relatives of these hours last night after coming to the cave to thank the work of the more than 100 people who participate in the operations, among them the Spanish volunteer Fernando Raigal.

The divers, along with the people trapped, have to overcome a maze of partially flooded and uneven galleries, on a road where they have to dive with zero visibility, climb and walk between the mud and the rocks.

The children, many of whom do not know how to swim, began taking their first driving lessons last week once they were found after nine days of intense searching.

The precipitations that from the dawn of Tuesday hit the region are one of the main preoccupations of the authorities because the filtered water by the mount can return to flood the galleries and to annul the affected drainage.

Military teams are in the woods with the task of blocking the entry of water into the underground tunnels.

The thirteen – twelve schoolchildren between 11 and 16 and their guardian of 26 – went into the galleries more than two weeks ago after finishing a football training when a sudden storm began to flood the cavity and cut the exit.

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