5 Jul 2018

Thailand: Rescuers race against the monsoon rains

Foreign Affairs Correspondent

The boys have been trapped by floodwater in the cave system for 12 days. If they’re aren’t freed soon the arrival of the monsoon rain could mean months stuck underground.

Now the pressure is on rescuers in northern Thailand to find a way to free 12 boys and their football coach stranded in a cave, before torrential rain hits.

The boys have been trapped by floodwater in the cave system for 12 days. If they’re aren’t freed soon the arrival of the monsoon rain could mean months stuck underground.