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BANGKOK, 18th August 2018 (NNT) – The Thai government is to host a ‘thank you’ party next month for rescuers who saved the lives of 12 boys and their football coach trapped inside a flooded cave in Chiang Rai province.

Suwaphan Tanyuwatthana, Minister attached to the Prime Minister’s Office, announced that the thank you reception will take place at Dusit Palace Royal Ground on September 6th from 6 pm to 9 pm, courtesy of His Majesty the King.

The party also includes a concert arranged by Mahidol University.

The government will be sending out invitations soon, said Suwaphan.

According to the Ministry of the Interior, a total of 61,000 people from 53 provinces, and 300 foreign rescuers will be attending the reception.

A meeting to be held on August 29th will finalize the details of the event.

The twelve members of the Wild Boar Academy Football Team and their coach entered Tham Luang Cave on June 23rd and became trapped after heavy rains partially flooded the cave. The first four boys were brought out of the cave on July 8th, followed by another four on July 9th and the remaining four boys and their coach on July 10th.

A former Thai navy diver, Saman Kunan, died during the rescue mission on July 6th while placing oxygen tanks underwater along the route to the stranded team members.

Source : NNT

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