On Sunday, four boys were brought safely out of the cave. Now, eight boys and their coach are still trapped and the high-risk operation is underway to extract them from a vast flooded cave system.
The operation was paused overnight for air tanks to be replaced.
The Australian foreign minister Julie Bishop said in a TV interview on Monday morning that she believed the boys would be brought out in groups of four, meaning at least two more operations.
Bishop added, “Australia has sent a team of 19 to support the dangerous rescue mission being led by Thai authorities and Australian divers were part of yesterday’s successful rescue operation.”
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