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Thailand Cave Rescue


They have been trapped in a cave deep underground for several days and many doubted if they would survive. But they did. The 12 members of a Thai youth football team and their coach who went missing for days survived by meditating and moving to higher ground.

Efforts to find the missing boys soon captured regional and global attention. The rescue was a race against time. The odds were stacked against them. The task of bringing them all back alive seemed impossible.

This half-hour episode of Assignment Asia looked back at the events since the football team found themselves trapped, and the global rescue efforts undertaken.

More than just outlining the heroic efforts of the international rescue team, the episode is also an uplifting, inspirational and at times moving account of how people from various nations have come together at a time of need to prevail against all odds.

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Thailand Cave Rescue


They have been trapped in a cave deep underground for several days and many doubted if they would survive. But they did. The 12 members of a Thai youth football team and their coach who went missing for days survived by meditating and moving to higher ground.

Efforts to find the missing boys soon captured regional and global attention. The rescue was a race against time. The odds were stacked against them. The task of bringing them all back alive seemed impossible.

This half-hour episode of Assignment Asia looked back at the events since the football team found themselves trapped, and the global rescue efforts undertaken.

More than just outlining the heroic efforts of the international rescue team, the episode is also an uplifting, inspirational and at times moving account of how people from various nations have come together at a time of need to prevail against all odds.

 

Watch the story below:

 

Thailand Cave rescue CREDITS

Reporter: Tony Cheng

Photography: Florian Witulski, Peerayot Lakkananukul, Jessada Apairoj

Producers: Sawitree Kosty, Yuttapong Kumsamut,

Editor: Robert Killorn

 

Special Thanks: Tim Acton, Tam Chantawong