Progress in search for missing boys

PROGRESS has been made today (July 2, 2018) in the search for 12 schoolboys and their soccer coach trapped in a cave in the northern Thai province of Chiang Rai, the Thai-language daily Thai Rath reported.

The Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) this morning sent three officials with a tiny camera into the cave. The camera can peer through small holes and cavities inside the cave.

Rescuers have found open shafts and hoisted the camera to locate the trapped boys.

At 10 kilometres (six miles) long, Tham Luang cave is one of Thailand’s longest. It is also one of the most difficult to navigate because of its narrow passageways and winding series of tunnels.


Top: The ongoing search for the 12 schoolboys and their soccer coach at the huge Chiang Rai cave. Composite photo: Thai Rath

By Songpol Kaopatumtip