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Tham Luang cave to be closed from Feb 19

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Rescue team at Tham Luang cave, Chiang Rai

Rescue team at Tham Luang cave entrance. Image: NBT / Youtube.


Thailand’s famous Tham Luang cave in the northern province of Chiang Rai will close to all visitors from February 19th to allow Thai Navy SEALs to recover equipment left in the cave after the international rescue mission extracted 13 members of the Wild Boar youth football team who became trapped by flooding last July.

Speaking on Friday, Mr. Kavee Prasomphol, chief of the Tham Luang-Khunnam Nangnon national park in Mae Sai district, said the closure of the cave would also allow naval officers to document the scene inside the cave. The areas surrounding the cave remain open to the public.

Full story: thaipbsworld.com

By Thai PBS World


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