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Thai PM thanks people involved in cave rescue

PTI
Published Jul 11, 2018, 1:40 pm IST
Updated Jul 11, 2018, 1:40 pm IST
Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-Ocha has thanked people involved in the rescue of the 12 boys and coach trapped in a flooded cave...
Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-Ocha
 Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-Ocha

Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-Ocha has thanked people involved in the rescue of the 12 boys and coach trapped in a flooded cave for more than two weeks. Prayuth gave a televised national address today, saying the government's efforts, the assistance of people in Thailand and abroad, and the outpouring of moral support made the mission a success.

Prayuth Chan-Ocha has thanked people involved in the rescuePrayuth Chan-Ocha has thanked people involved in the rescue

He also acknowledged the loss of a former Navy SEAL, Saman Kunan, who died last week while replenishing air tanks inside the cave.  Prayuth said, "His honor, sacrifice, and legacy will forever be in our hearts." The soccer teammates had become trapped in the cave June 23 and were finally extracted by experienced divers over three days.

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