This was confirmed in a statement by the Cabinet of the Royal House of Morocco
The 5-year-old boy Rayan was rescued dead after spending five days at the bottom of a 32-meter well, according to a statement from the Cabinet of the Royal House of Morocco.
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The statement, collected by the official MAP agency, was published immediately after the end of the rescue operation tonight, which lasted five days and after removing the child from the drilled hole.
King Mohamed VI had a telephone conversation with Rayan’s parents to offer his condolences, the note said, adding that the monarch was closely following the “tragic incident” and instructed all authorities to take all necessary measures to save to the little one
Mohamed VI “expressed his sincere condolences to the family in this painful incident,” the note said, adding that “maximum efforts” were made to save Rayan’s life.
The note noted that the king thanked the efforts of the authorities and public forces, civil society and the “strong” and “broad” solidarity expressed to the relatives of the child.
The case of the boy Rayan kept Morocco and the whole world on edge for the past five days.