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Trapped Thai boys at risk as oxygen levels drop

International Desk
Published on : 07 July 2018, 10:14 AM
Trapped Thai boys at risk as oxygen levels drop


Trapped Thai boys and their coach have been facing extreme risk as oxygen levels are decreasing. Authorities have been announced any kind of emergency actions to rescue them.

Navy officials said the oxygen levels have dropped to 15 percent in the cave, which normally requires 21 percent. Because of this, the rescuers face the race against time.

Initially, the Thai authority thought they could keep the boys and their coach in the cave for up to four months until the water level drops sufficiently so that they could come out easily.

But after the death of a rescue team member on his way out of the caves after delivering air tanks to the trapped, Thai authority has announced any kind of emergency measures to rescue the footballers.

The local governor of the Chiang Rai region Narongsak Osotthanakorn says oxygen is the main issue now.  According to him, the boys had enough strength to walk but could not swim to safety.

On June 23, 12 boys and their coach trapped deep inside a flooded cave in northern Thailand.


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