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Rescue from Thai cave: Indian firm experts pitch in with tech support

Press Trust of India  |  Pune 

Experts from a Pune-headquartered firm gave technical support in the operations to a football team trapped inside a cave system in Thailand, the company said here today.

After the recommended to the Thai authorities that they could use Kirlosker Brothers' Limited's (KBL) expertise in "dewatering", the company sent teams from its offices in India, and the to the site, it said.

Its experts were on site at the cave in Tham Luang since July 5 and offered "technical know-how and advice on dewatering and pumps involved in the operation," said a KBL release.

The KBL had also offered to provide four specialised high capacity Autoprime dewatering pumps, which were kept ready at in to be airlifted to Thailand, it said.

The final five members of the young football team were rescued from the flooded Thai cave today after spending 18 harrowing days trapped deep inside.

A total of 12 children, aged from 11 to 16, and their coach, ventured into the Tham Luang cave in mountainous northern on June 23 after football practise and got trapped when heavy rains caused flooding.

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First Published: Tue, July 10 2018. 23:10 IST