Former Chiang Rai Governor Famous For Overseeing Thai Youth Soccer Team Cave Rescue Passes Away From Cancer

Thailand –

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.

Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.