July 14, 2018 1:53 am
Updated: July 14, 2018 10:42 am

Thai boys rescued from cave to be discharged from hospital next week

WATCH: Several boys of the Thai soccer team which was rescued this past week after spending more than two weeks trapped in a cave thanked their rescuers for helping get them out of the cave and also thanked people around the world for their support during the ordeal.

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Twelve Thai boys rescued from a flooded cave in northern Thailand will be discharged from hospital next week, health minister Piyasakol Sakolsatayadorn said on Saturday.

The last group of the 12-member “Wild Boars” soccer team and their coach was brought out of the Tham Luang cave, near the border with Myanmar, on Tuesday night, safely ending a dangerous rescue and evoking international relief and joy.

WATCH: Thailand health minister says boys soccer team expected to be released from hospital on Thursday

The 12 and their coach are recovering both physically and mentally and will be discharged from hospital on Thursday, July 19, Piyasakol told reporters.

Coverage of the Thai cave rescue on Globalnews.ca:

“We need to prepare both the children and their families for the attention they will receive when they come out,” he said.

READ MORE: ‘The world is watching’: Thai boys rescued from cave now face battle with fame, family says

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