July 11, 2018 / 4:19 AM / a month ago

Thailand's cave boys are generally well, no sign of stress - health official

CHIANG RAI, Thailand (Reuters) - Most of the boys rescued from inside a Thai cave this week lost an average of 2 kg (4 pounds) during their 17-day ordeal but were generally in good condition and showing no signs of stress, a senior health official said on Wednesday.

An ambulance believed to be carrying rescued schoolboys leaves from Tham Luang cave complex in the northern province of Chiang Rai, July 9, 2018. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

Rescuers freed the last four of 12 Thai boys and their soccer coach from deep inside the flooded cave on Tuesday, a successful end to a perilous mission that gripped the world for more than two weeks.

“From our assessment, they are in good condition and not stressed. Most of the boys lost an average of 2 kg,” Thongchai Lertwilairattanapong, an inspector for Thailand’s health department, told reporters on Wednesday.

Reporting by Patpicha Tanakasempipat in CHIANG RAI and; Amy Sawitta Lefevre and Panarat Thepgumpanat in BANGKOK; Editing by Paul Tait

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