BANGKOK, June 29 (Xinhua) -- A team of Chinese cave rescue experts have arrived in Thailand and were on their way to the flooded cave in northern Thailand's Chiang Rai Province, where 12 Thai teenagers and their football coach have been trapped for six days.
The six-man rescue team brought rescue equipments including underwater robot, diving equipment and three-dimension imager to the cave.
The team landed in Chiang Mai at about 3 p.m. local time and were heading for the Tham Luang Nang Non Cave in Chiang Rai, which is about three hours drive from the airport.
The team of 12 young footballers and their coach were missing in the cave since June 23. The search for them have entered the sixth day and has been hampered by torrential rains and floodwater.
The government has dispatched more than 10,000 soldiers to carry out the rescue operation.
Thai searchers have been joined by rescue teams and experts from several countries including the United States, Britain, Laos and Myanmar.