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All the Thai football team rescued

By (user no longer on site) 10 weeks ago

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Great news my thoughts go out to the team and all those who took part in the rescue.

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By *ollydee   premium paying member (M) 10 weeks ago

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Fantastic news, what a job those in the rescue team have done, but let us not forget the hero that gave his life in joining the team.

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*ordic-knight By *ordic-knight   premium paying member (M) 10 weeks ago

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I'm delighted. I have been following this story from the beginning and always hoped it would have a happy ending but feared it wouldn't. However it was tragic that the one diver drowned in this perilous rescue mission.

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By *H23   profile verified by photo (M) 10 weeks ago

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I was chuffed to bits when I heard they all got out, but as stated before, let’s remember the guy that gave his life to help them.

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By *aravaggio  (M) 10 weeks ago

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But why did a bunch of 12 yr olds go in there in the first place? 2.5 miles, through gaps as small as 15" … ????

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By *H23   profile verified by photo (M) 10 weeks ago

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The answer is in the question, they are young boys, always looking for an adventure.

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By *H23   profile verified by photo (M) 10 weeks ago

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Also they are aged 12 to 15, so the younger ones are trying to impress the older boys. Then as the waters rose, I presume they carried on, hoping to find it was a tunnel

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By *cousedpw   profile verified by photo (M) 10 weeks ago

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"The answer is in the question, they are young boys, always looking for an adventure."

They went in with their coach. Apparently it was quite safe until the rain came and flooded some of the access routes.

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By *annyboy87  (M) 10 weeks ago

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"I was chuffed to bits when I heard they all got out, but as stated before, let’s remember the guy that gave his life to help them."

lets not forget the hero

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By *hanger   profile verified by photo (M) 10 weeks ago

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One life given is one too many. However it could so easily have been thirteen.

I hope the family of the diver who died get proper financial support in the long term, as that will at least ease some of their problems and help them in their time of great grief.

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By *ewcocol  (M) 10 weeks ago

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"The answer is in the question, they are young boys, always looking for an adventure.

They went in with their coach. Apparently it was quite safe until the rain came and flooded some of the access routes."

As an adult, one would expect him to be responsible and aware of it being the rainy season, and have done some basic research. It is completely down to him that he took children into a dangerous situation.

I think we also need to bear in mind that it is not a Western society, so it isn't unreasonable to assume that the children's parents quite probably are nowhere near as well educated. It is endemic that in such regions there is a much stronger trust in figures of authority such as a teacher, as he is. Those parents may well have allowed the children to go on this trip not appreciating the potential danger.

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By *angkokjoe  (M) 10 weeks ago

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as I live over here I can tell that the "rainy season" is full monsoon. It rains so hard that local roads can have 18" of water in them in minutes. To go pot holing at such times was lunacy!

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By *onsterBlast  (M) 10 weeks ago

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"I think we also need to bear in mind that it is not a Western society, so it isn't unreasonable to assume that the children's parents quite probably are nowhere near as well educated. "

I think you've just highlighted your own lack of education by saying that only Westerners have a decent education.

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*ordic-knight By *ordic-knight   premium paying member (M) 10 weeks ago

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The parents are not blaming the coach although its seems a rather foolhardy thing to have done and we would never have allowed it in this country with all our health and safety measures.

I've only been to the far east once and that was during the monsoon season. Never seen rain like it. Made one of our heavy storms look like a slight shower.

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By *cousedpw   profile verified by photo (M) 10 weeks ago

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"as I live over here I can tell that the "rainy season" is full monsoon. It rains so hard that local roads can have 18" of water in them in minutes. To go pot holing at such times was lunacy!"

It wasn't the monsoon, it was a storm that flooded the tunnels.

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By *aked4u2   profile verified by photo (M) 10 weeks ago

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Thank goodness they ALL came out safe and as well as can be expected !

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By (user no longer on site) 10 weeks ago

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"Thank goodness they ALL came out safe and as well as can be expected !"

Well one poor rescuer died because of others stupidity and recklessness.

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*ordic-knight By *ordic-knight   premium paying member (M) 10 weeks ago

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"as I live over here I can tell that the "rainy season" is full monsoon. It rains so hard that local roads can have 18" of water in them in minutes. To go pot holing at such times was lunacy!

It wasn't the monsoon, it was a storm that flooded the tunnels."

Monsoons=rain=storms. Usually sort sharp bursts during the summer months in that part of the world. Often leads to flooding. Not like Manchester, where I understand you are a frequent visitor , where it just drizzles for 20 minutes in every quarter of an hour

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By *iman60  (M) 10 weeks ago

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I wish I knew the full story as some on here seem to know. What I have know I read in the rags or on the news. We need to stop doing the western thing and looking for blame and compensation and rather just being happy that there was only 1 death.

Whilst the coach might have been a little reckless usually these sort of people do it for the right reason, i.e. getting the kids away from 1 life and trying to show them something else. Again I dont know I am generallising.

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By *ld seeking young   premium paying member (M) 10 weeks ago

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Like everyone else, I am very happy, that all the boys & their coach, got out alive.

Very sad, that one diver lost his life.

I just hope, someone in authority, will make sure these caves are completely blocked up, so that something like this, can never happen again.

One life lost, is one too many.

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By *cousedpw   profile verified by photo (M) 10 weeks ago

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"as I live over here I can tell that the "rainy season" is full monsoon. It rains so hard that local roads can have 18" of water in them in minutes. To go pot holing at such times was lunacy!

It wasn't the monsoon, it was a storm that flooded the tunnels.

Monsoons=rain=storms. Usually sort sharp bursts during the summer months in that part of the world. Often leads to flooding. Not like Manchester, where I understand you are a frequent visitor , where it just drizzles for 20 minutes in every quarter of an hour "

That's why they got the cotton trade.

The monsoon wasn't due for another month, that's why they went down the tunnels. The storm was an isolated one.

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By *cousedpw   profile verified by photo (M) 10 weeks ago

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"Like everyone else, I am very happy, that all the boys & their coach, got out alive.

Very sad, that one diver lost his life.

I just hope, someone in authority, will make sure these caves are completely blocked up, so that something like this, can never happen again.

One life lost, is one too many."

And we'll put a fence around Everest to stop those silly mountaineers climbing it.

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By *cousedpw   profile verified by photo (M) 10 weeks ago

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"Like everyone else, I am very happy, that all the boys & their coach, got out alive.

Very sad, that one diver lost his life.

I just hope, someone in authority, will make sure these caves are completely blocked up, so that something like this, can never happen again.

One life lost, is one too many."

And we'll put a fence around Everest to stop those silly mountaineers climbing it.

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By *cousedpw   profile verified by photo (M) 10 weeks ago

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"Like everyone else, I am very happy, that all the boys & their coach, got out alive.

Very sad, that one diver lost his life.

I just hope, someone in authority, will make sure these caves are completely blocked up, so that something like this, can never happen again.

One life lost, is one too many."

And we'll put a fence around Everest to stop those silly mountaineers climbing it.

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*ordic-knight By *ordic-knight   premium paying member (M) 10 weeks ago

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"as I live over here I can tell that the "rainy season" is full monsoon. It rains so hard that local roads can have 18" of water in them in minutes. To go pot holing at such times was lunacy!

It wasn't the monsoon, it was a storm that flooded the tunnels.

Monsoons=rain=storms. Usually sort sharp bursts during the summer months in that part of the world. Often leads to flooding. Not like Manchester, where I understand you are a frequent visitor , where it just drizzles for 20 minutes in every quarter of an hour

That's why they got the cotton trade.

The monsoon wasn't due for another month, that's why they went down the tunnels. The storm was an isolated one."

I always thought the monsoon season began in June. Admittedly it gets worse as the summer wears on.

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By *angkokjoe  (M) 10 weeks ago

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Actually the rainy season started early this year, we've had monsoon deluges since April. By the way we are still having them, the reservoirs to the East of the city have never had so much water in them.

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By *ewcocol  (M) 10 weeks ago

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That'll be three fences then Scouse.

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By *cousedpw   profile verified by photo (M) 10 weeks ago

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"That'll be three fences then Scouse. "

It's a big mountain,lol.

Don't know what happened there.

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*ordic-knight By *ordic-knight   premium paying member (M) 10 weeks ago

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The latest news is that the caves are going to be turned into a sort of museum/theme park. A morbid attraction for the ghouls.

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