Thailand cave rescue: 'Four-day window' for boys to escape
Sunday, 08 July 2018 - 10:20
Teams have a three to four-day window to save 12 Thai boys and their football coach from a cave where they have been trapped for two weeks, according to the leader of the rescue efforts.
Narongsak Osottanakorn said conditions were currently "perfect".
There is concern that monsoon rains could follow, further flooding the narrow passages.
Media and all non-essential personnel were told to leave the site near the cave entrance early on Sunday.
Police said the area was needed for a rescue operation, although they did not specify whether one was imminent.
The boys were exploring the cave when they and their football coach became trapped by rising waters on 23 June.
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