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Captain of Thai ‘cave boys’ soccer staff dies in Britain


FILE PHOTO: Duangpetch Promthep introduces himself during the news conference in Chiang Rai, Thailand July 18, 2018.

FILE PHOTO: Duangpetch Promthep introduces himself through the information convention in Chiang Rai, Thailand July 18, 2018. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun/File Photograph

BANGKOK—Certainly one of 12 boys dramatically rescued after two weeks trapped in a flooded collapse Thailand in 2018 has died in Britain the place he was attending a soccer academy, his former instructor stated on Wednesday.

Duangpetch Promthep, higher generally known as “Dom”, was captain of the “Wild Boars” staff whose seemingly not possible extraction by worldwide divers and Thai navy SEALs captured enormous international consideration.

The circumstances of 17-year-old Duangpetch’s demise weren’t instantly clear. The information was shared on social media by a Buddhist monk who taught the boys in Thailand’s northern Chiang Rai province.

“Duangpetch Promthep has now gone to a different world,” Supatpong Methigo posted on Fb. “I hope he will likely be reborn and develop into my scholar once more within the subsequent life.”

Reuters couldn’t independently verify the demise, which Supatpong stated he discovered of from Duangpetch’s grandmother, who stated he had suffered an unspecified accident in Britain.

Former Thai nationwide staff captain and coach, Kiatisuk Senamuang, whose basis helped Duangpetch safe a scholarship on the Brooke Home School Soccer Academy in Leicestershire, described him as a well mannered, sort gentleman who dreamt of enjoying for his nation.

“I wished to see his dream realized… however relaxation effectively now Dom,” he posted on Instagram.

In June 2018, the boys, aged 11-16 and their 25-year-old assistant coach set off to discover the Tham Luang cave complicated for simply an hour, however ended up trapped by flood waters.

They have been discovered 9 days later in a flooded chamber 4 kilometers (2.5 miles) from the doorway of the caves. Their sophisticated extraction began six days later in an unprecedented operation throughout which a retired Thai diver died.

As soon as rescued, the boys have been invited to attend a Manchester United match and their story was the topic of books, documentaries and movies, and most not too long ago, the Netflix sequence “Thai Cave Rescue”.


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