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Rain Forecast Complicates Rescue of Thai Soccer Team

Rescuers in Thailand are racing against time to get a youth soccer team out of the partially flooded cave where they have been trapped for more than a week as forecasters predict heavy rains in the coming days. The 12 boys — ages 11 to 16 — and their 25-year-old coach were found Monday huddled on a ledge deep in the Tham Luang caves.  Interior Minister Anupong Paojinda said the team might have to be taught diving skills in order to get them out, but that might prove difficult since some of the boys can't swim. "The evacuation must speed up," Anupong told the Bangkok Post. "Diving gear will be used. If the water rises, the task will be difficult. We must bring the kids out before then." Meanwhile, authorities are continuing to try to pump water out of the cave but with more rains in the forecast, the children...

 

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