The former Chiang Rai Governor who was famous for overseeing the dramatic cave rescue of a youth soccer team, Mr. Narongsak Osottanakorn, who was currently positioned as the Pathum Thani Governor, passed away from cancer at the age of 58.
He graduated with a master’s in Geodetic Science and Surveying from Ohio State University in the US.
Governor Narongsak is well-known after the rescue of 13 young footballers and their coach from a flooded cave in Chiang Rai five years ago in June. He was later transferred to serve as the governor of Phayao and Lamphang before moving to Pathum Thani.
Interior Permanent Secretary Suthipong Chulcharoen told the press on Wednesday (June 21st) that the Pathum Thani Governor Mr. Narongsak had been pronounced dead at Siriraj Hospital yesterday after he received treatment for colon cancer.
TPN media joins many in wishing his family and friends our sincerest condolences.
Hundreds of tourists have visited the Tham Luang – Khun Nam Nang Non National Park in Chiang Rai on the first day of the reopening of the cave famous for the rescue of a team of youth football players.