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12 Jul 2018

Thailand: Tham Luang cave rescue site to become a museum

Thai cave rescue-site to be turned into museum

The cave in Northern Thailand where a young Thai football team was trapped for over two weeks is set to become a museum.

It would showcase the clothes and equipment used during the dramatic rescue, said Rescue chief Narongsak Osottanakorn.

A Hollywood film has also been planned on the heroics of divers, cavers who risked their lives to free "Wild Boars" team.

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Thai cave rescue-site to be turned into museum

Thai cave museum will become another highlight: Rescue chief

"I believe it (the museum) will become another highlight in Thailand," Osottanakorn said, adding, "Tourists will come (to) visit." About 50 people were dismantling the worksite, National Park ranger Pinitpong Wongma said, adding that he expected work would continue until at least Sunday.

Thailand celebrates the evacuation of Wild Boars

Rescue mission

Thailand celebrates the evacuation of Wild Boars

The rescue of "Wild Boars" team was still being celebrated in Thailand as the 12 boys and their 25-year-old coach recovered in a hospital.

The saga started on June 23 when the players walked into the Tham Luang cave complex after practice and were trapped when monsoon flooding blocked their exit.

Nine days later, British divers found the disheveled group inside the cave.

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A film on the against-the-odds mission

Over the following week, rescuers pumped out water enough to fill more than 50 Olympic-sized swimming pools. Michael Scott, the managing partner of the faith-based production house, Pure Flix, said the company intends to pursue a film about the against-the-odds mission.

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