At least two of a group of boys trapped inside a cave in northern Thailand for two weeks have been been successfully brought out. Rescuers decided to go ahead with the hazardous operation because of fears of rising waters. Divers are guiding the 12 boys and their coach through darkness and submerged passageways towards the mouth of the Tham Luang cave system. They are being rescued in groups. It is unclear how long the mission will take.
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