The full story of Thailand’s extraordinary cave rescue

Source: BBC News

On 23 June, 12 boys went exploring in Thailand’s Chiang Rai province with their football coach – and ended up trapped deep inside a cave underneath a mountain. The BBC’s Helier Cheung and Tessa Wong were at the scene as a dramatic rescue bid gripped the world.

What happened over those two weeks is a remarkable story of friendship, human endurance – and the lengths some people will go to save someone else’s child.


Here our reporters tell the full story of the Wild Boars.

The birthday party that went wrong

It all began with a birthday.

On Saturday 23 June, Peerapat “Night” Sompiangjai turned 17 – a milestone most young people around the world would want to celebrate in style.

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2 replies

  1. People around the world are so hsppy to see 13 Kids were able to rescue from the cave— it was miracle indeed.

    Unfortunately Saudi Arabia still continue to kill children in Yamen. What is wrong with Saudi Arabia leaders who claim Islam is a religion of peace?

    I just cannot believe what kind of Religion is?

    All love ❤️

    • It should be clear by now that the wars of Saudi Arabia (and any other wars for that matter) have nothing to do with Islam or any other religion.

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