Thai cave boys ordained in Buddhist ceremony

Source: BBC News

Most members of the Thai youth football team rescued from a flooded cave have had their heads shaved as part of a Buddhist ceremony to ordain them as novices.

Their coach is also receiving monk’s orders. One of the boys is not joining the ceremony as he is a Christian.

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The group will spend nine days living in a monastery, a tradition for males in Thailand who experience adversity.

They were trapped for more than two weeks before a dramatic rescue.

The boys were all released from hospital last week and are said to be in good health after their ordeal in the snaking caverns of the Tham Luang caves of northern Thailand.

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