Cave where Thai soccer boys were trapped to be turned into a museum

File: Thai Navy divers in Tham Luang cave during rescue operations for the 12 boys and their football team coach trapped in the cave at Khun Nam Nang Non Forest Park in the Mae Sai district of Chiang Rai province. Photo: Handout / Royal Thai Navy / AFP

JOHANNESBURG - Thailand's Tham Luang cave where 12 soccer boys and their coach were trapped for two weeks after it flooded will be turned into a museum.

Authorities says the area will become a living museum to showcase how the rescue unfolded.

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Plans are already in place to turn it into a major tourist destination.

Thai officials say the fate of the boys and the multinational rescue has put the cave firmly on the map.

The Thai Prime Minister says extra precaution must be first implemented to ensure the safety of tourists.

 

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