Thailand turning cave into museum about soccer team's rescue
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The head of the operation for the rescue of 12 Thai boys and their soccer coach said Tuesday that the cave complex will be turned into a museum about the rescue.

Narongsak Osottanakorn said at a news conference that the Tham Luang cavern system in the country’s Chiang Rai province will become an interactive exhibit to showcase the rescue, according to Reuters.


“This area will become a living museum, to show how the operation unfolded,” Osottanakorn said. “An interactive data base will be set up. It will become another major attraction for Thailand."

The entire team, which went missing last month and was trapped in the cave for more than two weeks, was successfully extracted from the cave on Tuesday after multiple days of underwater rescue operations.

Elite military and divers from several countries entered the cave on three separate days to bring out the boys one by one. The team is now being treated at a nearby hospital.

Thai officials said Tuesday that before the cave can be opened to the public as a tourist attraction, extra safety precautions will have to be put in place due to the dangerous flooding that often affects the cave.