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7/2/2018 11:10:42 PM

Missing Thai boys 'found alive' in caves: Chiang Rai governor

The 12 boys and their football coach who have been missing for at least nine days in caves in Thailand have been found, according to the Chiang Rai governor on Monday (July 2).

Soldiers work near Tham Luang caves during a search for 12 members of an under-16 football team and their coach. (Photo: Reuters/Soe Zeya Tun)

Divers from a Thai navy SEAL unit were within 500 metres of a chamber containing an elevated rock where they boys might have sought refuge.

The boys, aged between 11 and 16, and their 25-year-old coach disappeared on June 23 during an outing to the Tham Luang cave, which runs for 10km beneath the mountains in northern Chiang Rai province.

National news has been dominated by updates from the search, which involves more than 1,000 personnel, including rescue teams from Britain, the United States and elsewhere./.

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