4 Wild Boars Granted Thai Citizenship: Official

U.S. military and Thai Navy SEAL members during the rescue of the soccer team boys at Tham Luang cave

Airmen from the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command (USINDOPACOM) visit Tham Luang Cave in Northern Thailand to meet with Royal Thai military officials and authorities to assess conditions June 28, 2018, at Chiang Rai, Thailand. The team is in Thailand to support the tremendous efforts by Thai authorities and appreciates the hospitality of the Royal Thai government as they work together in this time of crisis. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Jessica Tait)

CHIANG RAI — Three members of the Wild Boars football team and their coach were granted Thai citizenship Wednesday, officials said.

A top official of Mae Sai district administration in Chiang Rai said that Coach Ekkapol Chantawong, 25; Adul Sam-on, 14; Mongkol Boonpeam, 13; and Pornchai Kamluang, 16; were among 30 stateless people who received Thai national ID cards today.

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By Jintamas Saksornchai
Khaosod English

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