Soldiers to stay with Thai children trapped in cave

Last Updated: Jul 04 2018 18:46

The authorities on Wednesday said that a group of 10 soldiers will remain with the 12 children and their coach trapped in a partially flooded cave in Thailand until they are rescued.

Ruetaiwan Patisen, spokesperson for the rescue teams, told Efe news that the children are in good health, despite going 10 days without eating and that the soldiers would stay with them until they are rescued from the cave located in Chiang Rai province.

"There is no rush," said Patisen, adding that the children and their coach will leave when they are ready and it is safe for them to dive along narrow flooded caves towards the exit located about 3 km away.