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Jul 9, 2018

Rescue teams in northern Thailand were giving crash courses in swimming and diving as part of complex preparations to extract a young soccer team trapped in a cave, and hoping for a swift end to their harrowing ordeal.

Rescue of trapped Thai boy’s soccer team in full swing
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An honour guard carries the coffin of Samarn Poonan, 38, a former member of Thailand's elite navy SEAL unit who died working to save 12 boys and their soccer coach trapped inside a flooded cave, at Chiang Rai airport STRINGER/REUTERS

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