The day young football players became trapped in a cave – level 2


On June 23, 2018, 12 young football players and their coach became trapped in a cave in Thailand because a flood blocked the entrance to the cave.

A rescue operation began soon after, but it took nine days for rescuers to find the group because they were deep in the cave and it was difficult to reach them.

The rescue operation took 18 days. Hundreds of rescuers from all around the world came to help.

The rescue was difficult and dangerous because divers had to go through narrow, flooded parts of the cave. They had to bring the boys out one by one.

The boys and their coach were successfully rescued, and they all survived.

Difficult words: flood (water which is much higher than normal), entrance (a point where you enter something), rescue (a moment when something is saved).

What strategies do you think were essential in ensuring a successful and safe rescue of the boys and their coach?


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