First two boys rescued in Thailand cave ‘mission impossible’

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Rescuers said it may take up to four days for the entire team to reach safety, depending on conditions inside the cave

Elite divers have rescued the first two of 12 young soccer players and their coach who have been trapped in a flooded cave complex in northern Thailand for more than two weeks, according to Kyodo news agency quoting Thai media reports.

The boys separately emerged from Tham Luang Nang Non cave in Chiang Rai province between 5:30pm and 6pm local time, Kyodo said.

The boys, two of the “Wild Boars” team that has been stuck in a cramped chamber several kilometres inside the Tham Luang cave complex since June 23, emerged Sunday night after a dangerous mission to extract the group began earlier in the day.

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