July 11, 2018 / 4:22 AM / 4 months ago

Thailand's cave boys are generally well, no sign of stress: health official

CHIANG RAI, Thailand (Reuters) - Most of the boys rescued from inside a Thai cave this week lost an average of 2 kg (4 pounds) during their 17-day ordeal but were generally in good condition and showing no signs of stress, a senior health official said on Wednesday.

Rescuers freed the last four of 12 Thai boys and their soccer coach from deep inside the flooded cave on Tuesday, a successful end to a perilous mission that gripped the world for more than two weeks.

“From our assessment, they are in good condition and not stressed. Most of the boys lost an average of 2 kg,” Thongchai Lertwilairattanapong, an inspector for Thailand’s health department, told reporters on Wednesday.

Reporting by Patpicha Tanakasempipat in CHIANG RAI and; Amy Sawitta Lefevre and Panarat Thepgumpanat in BANGKOK; Editing by Paul Tait

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