Thailand: Rescue operations underway to free remaining 8 boys & their coach

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In Thailand, a treacherous rescue operation to free remaining 8 boys and their coach of a football team trapped in a flooded cave entered second day today.

Four boys were brought safely out of the cave on Sunday. But, the mission was paused overnight for air tanks to be replaced.

Rescuers decided to go ahead with the hazardous operation because of fears of rising waters. The group have been trapped in the cave since 23rd of last month.

Weather forecasters said heavy rain could hit the area today and continue through the week.

Authorities have warned that the rain could re-flood crucial parts of the cave complex that have been drained and make the escape route harder or even impossible to navigate.

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha is scheduled to visit the cave site on Monday.

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