Congratulations to Thailand on successful rescue of trapped football team
Updated : Wednesday, July 11, 2018 9:20 AM (GMT+0700)

Vietnamhas congratulated Thailand on the successful rescue of all members of thefootball team trapped in a flooded cave in Chiang Rai province for over twoweeks.

All members of the football team were found alive in Tham Luang cave on July 3 -

Prime Minister Nguyen XuanPhuc on July 3 sent a letter of congratulations to his Thai counterpart PrayuthChan-o-cha and the Thai people on finding the 12 boys and their coach aliveafter being trapped in Tham Luang cave from June 23.

On July 10, Deputy PrimeMinister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh cabled a message to Thai Ministerof Foreign Affairs Don Pramudwinai to share joy over the successful rescue.

He congratulated Thairelevant forces on the successful conduction of the rescue mission with theeffective assistance of international experts and rescuers.

Minh expressed his hope thatall members of the football team will recover quickly and soon meet theirfamily members.

The boys – members of theWild Boars football team, aged between 11 and 16 years – had been exploring thecave network with their football coach on June 23, when heavy seasonal rainsflooded the cave's entrance, forcing the group further and further into thelabyrinth of tunnels in search of higher ground.

They were found alive onJuly 2 after 10 days of being trapped in the flooded cave complex.

A team of 90 divers,including 50 from foreign countries, participated in the rescue efforts.

According to Thai Navy Sealsrescuers, the last member of the team was brought out safely from the cave onthe evening of July 10.


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