Another two boys rescued from Thai cave; 5 boys remain including football coach

Military personnel carry a water pump machine as they enter the Tham Luang cave complex. Photograph:( Reuters )

WION Web Team Thailand Jul 09, 2018, 03.42 PM (IST)

The rescue operations in Thailand have begun to show results as news reports said another two boys were rescued from the cave.

A few hours back the fifth boy trapped inside the cave was rescued on Monday afternoon.

The second phase of the operation to rescue the nine members of the Thai youth football team began in earnest in the Thai cave with chief of the rescue mission openly declaring "good news" was expected within hours.

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Earlier, four boys who were trapped in the cave since June 23rd were rescued in a daring operation on Sunday.

The boys who were without food and medicine for nine days before being found were supplied food physically by Navy SEALS.

A helicopter flew the four boys to the nearby city of Chiang Rai, where they were taken by ambulance to the hospital. 

The area outside the Chiang Rai hospital was cordoned off by police.

During the rescue operation on Sunday, for the first four rescues, two divers accompanied each boy, one from the side and one from behind. 

They made their way back to the entrance of the cave guided by a 3 mile (4.8 kilometre) rope.

The rescued boys have not been allowed physical contact with their parents due to infection risk, a rescue official said.