From June 23 – July 10, 2018, the world was watching the development and rescue of a boys soccer team from a cave in Thailand. The book The Boys in the Cave: Deep Inside the Impossible Rescue in Thailand by Matt Gutman details the events that made this extremely risky rescue possible.
- In 1982, an early morning explosion killed six, including 5 children in Portales, NM
- in 1980, an early morning fire destroyed several businesses and burned for more than 6 hours in “Underground Atlanta”.
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