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Thai cave boys leave hospital

The Wild Boars football team and their coach at the Chiang Rai Prachanukroh hospital with a portrait of the Thai Navy SEAL who lost his life while trying to save them.
The Wild Boars football team and their coach at the Chiang Rai Prachanukroh hospital with a portrait of the Thai Navy SEAL who lost his life while trying to save them.

THAILAND: The12 boys and their football coach rescued from a cave in Thailand were expected to leave hospital yesterday, a government spokesman said.

The “Wild Boars” football team are being discharged a day earlier than announced and authorities hope that by holding the question and answer session before they head home it will satisfy the huge interest in their story.

“The reason to hold this evening press conference is so media can ask them questions and after that they can go back to live their normal lives without media bothering them,” Thailand’s chief government spokesman Sunsern Kaewkumnerd told AFP.

But with experts warning of possible long-term distress from the ordeal inside the Tham Luang cave in northern Thailand, the briefing will be closely watched.

The public relations department in Chiang Rai province solicited questions from news outlets in advance and they will be forwarded to psychiatrists for screening.

Called “Sending the Wild Boars Home” and broadcast on major television channels, the session will last for about 45 minutes, Sunsern said, adding that it would be conducted in an informal style with a moderator.

“They are likely to return home immediately after the press conference,” he said.

Thailand’s junta leader Prayut Chan-O-Cha urged media Wednesday to be “cautious in asking unimportant questions” that could cause unspecified damage.- AFP

 


 

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