Over 100 chimneys drilled to reach Thai cave boys

Last Updated: Jul 07 2018 16:16

THAILAND- Rescue teams have drilled more than 100 chimneys in the mountainside in a bid to reach the 12 boys and their coach who have been trapped inside the Tham Luang cave, 600 meters below surface, since June 23.

The teams are trying to get the boys out through underground chambers but they fear the passage ways can again flood and could risk the children’s lives.

“Some (of the chimneys) are as deep as 400 metres... but they still cannot find their location yet,” Narongsak Osottanakorn told reporters, adding the mission lacked the technology “to pinpoint where they are staying”.

“We estimate that (they) are 600 metres down, but we don’t know the (exact) target,” he said.

The 12 boys’ team has been trapped inside the Tham Luang cave complex for two weeks. Yesterday, Tesla co-founder ELon Musk had also offered to help the rescue teams in finding the exact location of the stranded boys.