Thailand cave would turn into a museum

Bangla Tribune Desk
Published : 18:21, Jul 12, 2018 | Updated : 16:59, Jul 14, 2018

Rescue personnel walk in a cave at the Tham Luang cave complex during a mission to evacuate the remaining members of a soccer team trapped inside, in Chiang Rai, Thailand July 9, 2018. Twitter @elonmusk/REUTERS.Thailand would turn the cave complex where the 12 boys and their football coach were trapped for more than two weeks into a museum.

Rescue officials said the museum would showcase how the operation unfolded, predicting it would be a “major attraction” for Thailand, said a BBC report.

Not only that, film industry is also interested to make a film telling the story of the rescue.

The Tham Luang cave is one of the largest cave systems in Thailand. It lies under the mountains around the small town of Mae Sai, in northern Chiang Rai province on the border with Myanmar.

“The area will become a living museum, to show how the operation unfolded,” Narongsak Osottanakorn, the former governor and head of the rescue mission, told a news conference.

“An interactive database will be set up. It will become another major attraction for Thailand.”

However, Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha has said precautions will have to be implemented both inside and outside the cave to safeguard tourists.

The 12 boys and their coach first made their way into the cave on 23 June but found themselves trapped after heavy rains caused it to flood.

They were found by British divers after nine days and eventually rescued in an operation that involved dozens of divers and hundreds of other rescue workers.