Morocco: Boy trapped in a deep well passes away
Moroccan rescuers have managed this Saturday evening to pull out the lifeless body of the 5-year-old boy, Rayan, who had fallen in a narrow 32-metre-deep well last Tuesday.
A statement from the Royal Office confirmed the news shortly after medical staff took Rayan outside of the well.
Following this tragic incident which claimed the life of Rayan Ouram, King Mohammed VI had a telephone call with his parents, Mr. Khalid Ouram and Mrs. Ouassima Kharchich, a press release from the Royal Office said.
The King expressed his deepest condolences and heartfelt feelings of compassion to all the members of the family of the deceased in this painful ordeal, praying the Almighty to have him in his holy mercy and to accept him in his vast paradise, and to grant patience and comfort to his family.
The Sovereign assured that he had closely followed the developments of this painful incident and that he had given his high instructions to the authorities concerned to take the necessary measures and to deploy all possible efforts in order to save the trapped boy, but the will of God is unstoppable and the child died, the statement said.
The King expressed his consideration for the tireless efforts made by the various authorities, public forces, and associative actors, as well as for the outpouring of solidarity and the broad sympathy expressed towards the family of the trapped boy by all Moroccans.
Rescuers have been working hard around the clock since last Tuesday to attempt to pull out the trapped little boy from the too narrow shaft, which made it impossible for rescuers to go down themselves to recover the boy.
Rescue teams finally succeeded on Saturday evening to reach the spot where the child had fallen and to bring him out but the little boy did not survive his ordeal.
Rayan’s death was a tragic moment for Moroccans and for the thousands from across the world who have been following up his case since day one of the incident.