‘Stateless’ Thai cave boys and coach granted citizenship

Twelve 'Wild Boars' soccer players and their coach play soccer as they arrive for their news conference in Chiang Rai, Thailand July 18, 2018. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Three boys from a football team who were rescued from a flooded cave in northern Thailand last month were granted Thai citizenship on Wednesday, authorities said. Their 25-year-old coach, Ekapol Chanthawong, also gained citizenship. Ekapol and 12 boys had gone to explore the Tham Luang caves in Chiang Rai province on June […]

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