Thai boys soccer team rescued, teacher speaks out

File: The last four Thai Navy SEALs giving a thumbs up after exiting safely from the Tham Luang cave following the rescue of the remaining four boys and their coach. Photo: AFP / Royal Thai Navy

JOHANNESBURG - Celebrations are continuing after the rescue of a soccer team and their coach from a flooded Thai cave.

Their nearly three week-long ordeal gripped the world.

The boys and their coach got trapped on June 23 while exploring the cave complex in the northern province of Chiang Rai after a soccer practice.

READ: Letters of hope from boys trapped deep in a Thai cave

A downpour flooded the tunnels.

They were found hungry and huddled in darkness on a muddy bank in a partly flooded chamber several kilometres inside the complex.

All 12 boys and their soccer coach were rescued on Tuesday bringing to an end a perilous mission that has gripped the world.

They are now recuperating in hospital.

A teacher from a school where some of the boys attend, spoke to eNCA about the ordeal the Wild Boar soccer team went through.


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