Thailand: Chiang Rai governor praises rescuers for their unity

Governor of Chiang Rai Narongsak Osatanakon lauded 'unity from all around the world' as the key to rescuing the youth football team from the cave, speaking at a press conference in Chiang Rai on Wednesday. «The key to success of this operation was unity. This unity wasn’t just in Chiang Rai, not just in Thailand, but unity from all around the world,» said Osatanakon. «This situation is beyond... Еще the word 'Rescue'. This situation is proof of unity in every nation, every race and language, here in Mae Sai. To save those children, this was a breaking of barrier in languages, race and nationality to achieve the common goal,» he concluded. The mission to free the young players started on July 8 and has only just been completed, with the last four of the boys and their coach being safely evacuated today, after being trapped for more than two weeks. The team of 12 boys and their 25-year-old coach entered the cave as part of an excursion but became trapped after a sudden, continuous downpour of rain flooded the underground area. They were found alive after a 10-day operation carried out by Thai forces and international rescue teams.

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