Rescued Thai boys healthy: official

A Thailand official says all four of the boys rescued from a cave are generally healthy

A Thai public health official has said the eight boys rescued from a flooded cave in northern Thailand are in "high spirits".

Jesada Chokdumrongsuk, deputy director-general of the Public Health Ministry, said that the first four boys rescued, aged 12 to 16, are now able to eat normal food.

He said two of them possibly have a lung infection but all eight are generally "healthy and smiling".

He said: "The kids are footballers so they have high immune systems".

The second group of four rescued on Monday are aged 12 to 14. Family members have seen at least some of the boys from behind a glass barrier.

Four boys and their football coach remain in the cave.