Cave rescue: All 13 out after 17-day ordeal in Thailand

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Divers in northern Thailand have rescued all 13 people who were trapped in a flooded cave system, 17 days after they got trapped underground, the BBC reported.

The plight of the 12 boys and their football coach, and the work to free them, gripped the world’s attention.

Four boys and the coach were brought out on Tuesday evening to complete the rescue mission, Thai navy divers said.

The group, a football team, got stuck deep inside the cave on 23 June after heavy rains caused flooding.

Aged between about 11 and 17, they became trapped during an excursion with their coach.

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