Eight boys rescued from Thai cave, five boys still remain trapped

The efforts to rescue the 12-member teenage football team are slowly getting results as four more children were brought out of the Thai cave on Monday.

The total number of people rescued is now eight and five boys still remain trapped.

12 teenage football team players and their coach were trapped inside a cave in Thailand almost two weeks ago on 23 June. They had walked into the cave after football practice in northern Thailand and were trapped there when heavy rains flooded the cave.

The flood blocked the escape route and the kids could not find a way out. The boys are part of the Moo Pa - or Wild Boars - football team. The boys are aged between 11 and 16 years and many of them could not swim.

Thirteen foreign divers and five members of Thailand's elite navy SEAL unit have started a mission to guide the boys through a partially submerged area of the cave to safety.

The cave is vast and the boys are short on oxygen supply. The route is dangerous and one diver lost his life on Friday while trying to reach the boys with oxygen.

More than 100 chimneys are being drilled into a mountainside to rescue the kids trapped in the caves.

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