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Thai people burst into tears when they witnessed the miracle of the stranded children’s football team

Thai people burst into tears when they witnessed the miracle of the stranded children's football team 0

Thai people burst into tears when they witnessed the miracle of the stranded children’s football team

The moment the Thai football team was found in the cave

The moment the Thai football team was found in the cave.

For the past 9 days, Rawimon Mongkoltanakul has been diligently distributing instant noodles and energy drinks to soldiers, officials, monks and others participating in the effort to rescue 12 Thai youth soccer team players and train them.

`I’m indescribably happy,` she shared when she heard that the rescue team had found 13 missing people and they were all safe last night.

The whole country of Thailand is waiting for a miracle.

In total, more than 1,000 people participated in the search and rescue campaign for the Wild Boars youth football team, including boys aged 11 to 16, with coach Ekkapol Chantawong.

On the afternoon of June 23, after completing practice, Ekkapol led the team on a short field trip to Tham Luang cave near the Myanmar border.

When the children’s bicycles were found outside the entrance, the whole football team was trapped in the cave, when floodwaters rushed into the cave, blocking the escape route.

Special forces and technical experts from more than 10 countries, including the United States, flocked to Thailand to help authorities in search efforts.

`From the moment the news that the children were trapped in the cave appeared, everyone watched attentively, everyone looked at their phone and tablet screens,` said Thanom Koenpetch, a 50-year-old taxi driver.

Thai people burst into tears when they witnessed the miracle of the stranded children's football team

Relatives of the children in the trapped soccer team on June 26 prayed outside the Tham Luang cave.

British divers supporting Thai navy SEALs have made initial contact with the youth soccer team and its coach.

When it rained, they had to dive through narrow caves with muddy water and rock fragments.

Rising water levels forced them to postpone their search efforts several times.

As time passed and the rain showed no signs of letting up, the authorities began to come up with other options.

On the night of July 1, some people said they saw Chiang Rai Governor Narongsak Osottanakorn, who had overseen the campaign from the beginning, shed tears of despair.

On July 2, the news that the divers had advanced a few hundred meters continued to rekindle hope, but the fact that they found the children’s football team at night was still truly shocking.

`All are safe,` Mr. Narongsak announced at around 10:40 p.m., surprising journalists, reporters and volunteers present at the scene.

In Chiang Rai city, the provincial capital, shop owners were glued to their phones updating the situation.

Thai people burst into tears when they witnessed the miracle of the stranded children's football team

Thai soldiers carry pipes to suck water out of the cave on June 27.

Vu Hoang

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