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Sunday 22 July 2018

Poignant letters to their parents from boys trapped in Thai cave

Youngsters get first messages out to their loved ones.

Relatives wait for news outside entrance to Thai cave (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
Relatives wait for news outside entrance to Thai cave (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

By PA Reporters

Divers have brought out letters from the young footballers trapped in a cave in Thailand.

The boys, who are aged 11 to 16, became cut off by monsoon flooding two weeks ago.

They sought to reassure their parents, telling them they were cold but “doing fine” and being cared for by navy Seal divers.

Don't forget to set up my birthday party Message from boy trapped in cave

One boy writes: “I’m doing fine, but the air is a little cold but don’t worry.

“Although, don’t forget to set up my birthday party.”

Another, identified as Tun, writes: “Mom and Dad, please don’t worry, I am fine.

“I’ve told Yod to get ready to take me out for fried chicken. With love.”

The rest of the scribbled letters on pages from a notebook struck a similar message of love for parents and telling them not to worry.

One boy named Mick wrote: “Don’t be worried, I miss everyone. Grandpa, uncle, mom dad, and siblings I love you all.

“I’m happy being here inside, the navy SEALS have taken good care. Love you all.”

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