US expresses concerns over trapped soccer team

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The United States has expressed worries about the young Thai soccer squad that is being trapped in the Tham Luang Cave in Chiang Rai.


In a statement issued by the US Embassy in Bangkok, it said it is “deeply worried about the young soccer players and their coach missing in the Tham Luang Cave in northern Thailand, as well as their families and supporters.”

The statement said the United States Pacific Command (PACOM) has sent a search and rescue team at the request of the Royal Thai government to assist in locating the group.   “The United States team is now in Chiang Rai and delivers search and rescue experience and capacity to the already tremendous efforts underway by Thai authorities. We hope the players and their coach will be brought home quickly and safely,” it said.