The "Wild Boars" soccer team, aged between 11 and 16, and their 25-year-old coach became trapped on June 23 while exploring the cave complex
in the northern province of Chiang Rai when a rainy season downpour flooded the tunnels.
While the archaeological find could attract more scientists, Dizon worried that it could also draw vandals and treasure hunters who could threaten the seven-chamber cave complex
, which is a popular tourism destination.
Chiang Rai: Wild Boars' temples !-- -- MANILA, Philippines Security around the Tham Luang cave in Chiang Rai, Thailand has been tight since the rescue of 12 young soccer players from the labyrinthine cave complex
last July gripped the world and united Thailand.
In the latest case, the 12 boys aged between 11 and 16, and their 25-year-old former monk-turned-football coach, had gone exploring almost 4km inside the Tham Luang cave complex
, near Thailand-Myanmar border, on June 23, unaware of the lurking dangers.
John Volanthen was one of the first divers to find the boys in the cave complex
in northern Thailand - nine days after they had gone missing.
by Times News ServiceStudents celebrate in front of Chiang Rai Prachanukroh hospital, where the 12 soccer players and their coach rescued from the Tham Luang cave complex
are being treated, in the northern province of Chiang Rai, Thailand.
Since June 23, the story of 12 boys and their football coach, stranded in a deep cave complex
in northern Thailand, has captured the world's imagination.
Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today congratulated the rescuers made up of international divers and Thai authorities for their daring and remarkable rescue of 12 boys and their football coach from the Tham Luang Cave complex
in Chiang Rai, Thailand, yesterday.
The "Wild Boars" -- named after their team -- entered the Tham Luang cave complex
on June 23.
The 'Wild Boars' soccer team and their coach got trapped on June 23 when they set out to explore the vast cave complex
after soccer practice, when a rainy season downpour flooded the tunnels.
The "Wild Boars" soccer team and their coach got trapped on June 23 while exploring the cave complex
in the northern province of Chiang Rai after soccer practice and a rainy season downpour flooded the tunnels.