Thailand Cave Rescue LIVE: Condition Perfect to Evacuate Trapped Boys in Few Days, Say Rescuers

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Conditions are “perfect” to evacuate the young Thai football team from a flooded cave in the coming days before fresh rains and a possible rise in carbon dioxide further imperil the group, the rescue mission chief said Saturday. Scrawled deep inside a mountain in northern Thailand, heartwarming fragments of communication from trapped youngsters have reached families keeping vigil for two excruciating weeks at the entrance to the cave complex. Players from the “Wild Boar” football team wrote short notes in the gloom, reassuring parents and relatives, making affectionate jokes and expressing hopes of being reunited in the near future. The letters have provoked a surge of emotion from families, who first endured nine long days before their children were found dishevelled and emaciated but alive on Monday — and now face an agonising wait for a dangerous evacuation. It is still unclear how the boys will be rescued from the range of dangerous options on the table, as the country holds its breath hoping for good news.Stay tuned as Padmaja Venkataraman brings you LIVE updates:

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