A rescue mission is under way to evacuate a youth football team and their coach from a cave in northern Thailand, where they have been trapped for two weeks.
Here are the latest updates
- Thai navy SEALS earlier confirmed four soccer team members have been taken out of the cave where they had been trapped.
- About 40 minutes ago two ambulances are seen leaving the cave – believed to be taking two of the boys to hospital with at least two of a group of boys trapped inside a cave in northern Thailand for two weeks have been been successfully brought out, reports say.
- “Two kids are out. They are currently at the field hospital near the cave,” said Tossathep Boonthong, chief of Chiang Rai Province’s health department and part of the rescue team.
- Rescuers decided to go ahead with the hazardous operation on Sunday because of fears of rising waters.
Divers are guiding the 12 boys and their coach through darkness and submerged passageways towards the mouth of the Tham Luang cave system.
Thai officials cleared the entrance to an underground cave where 12 boys and their coach have been trapped for two weeks, later confirming that a rescue operation is underway. The operation could take several days.