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Tham Luang cave rescue begins

A widely publicised cave rescue successfully extricated members of a junior football team trapped in Tham Luang Nang Non cave in Thailand. Twelve members of the team, aged eleven to sixteen, and their coach entered the cave after football practice. Shortly afterwards, heavy rains partially flooded the cave, trapping the group inside.

Jiangsu tornado

A severe thunderstorm produced a large, violent tornado over Jiangsu province, China. Striking areas along the outskirts of Yancheng around 2:30 p.m. local time, the tornado killed at least 99 people and injured 846 others. The event was declared a national-level disaster.

The bombing of Air India 182

The Boeing 747-237B serving the flight was destroyed by a bomb at an altitude of 31,000 feet and crashed into the Atlantic Ocean while in Irish airspace. A total of 329 people were killed, including 268 Canadian citizens, 27 British citizens, and 24 Indian citizens.