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Thai cave boys leave Buddhist monastery after honoring dead rescuer

Aug 04, 2018 - 2:37 PM

11 of the boys, together with their coach, were ordained to 'make merit' for late rescue diver Saman Kunan

Members of the "Wild Boars" football team hand flower garlands to Buddhist monks during a ceremony to mark the end of their retreat as novice monks at the Wat Phra That Doi Tung temple in the Mae Sai district of Chiang Rai province on August 4, 2018. The Thai boys freed from a flooded cave in a rescue bid that gripped the world left the Buddhist monastery 11 days after ordaining as novice monks to honour a diver who died in the mission to save them. / AFP PHOTO / Lillian SUWANRUMPHA

Thai boys rescued from cave mourn diver who died

Jul 15, 2018 - 5:03 PM

'All cried and expressed their condolences by writing messages on a drawing of Lieutenant Commander Saman and observed one minute of silence for him,' says Jedsada Chokdamrongsuk, permanent secretary at the health ministry

HONORED. This handout photo released by the Ministry of Health, Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital on July 15, 2018 and taken on July 14 shows members of the rescued "Wild Boars" football team at hospital in Chiang Rai province bowing their heads after writing messages on a drawing of former Navy SEAL diver Saman Kunan who died on July 6 during the rescue mission. Handout photo/Ministry of Health, Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital/AFP