Despite all the efforts of the rescuers to save the life of a five-year-old Moroccan boy who was trapped in a well, he died after four days. 

The boy fell in a 32m well’s opening. It was only on Saturday evening that rescuers were able to pull the boy out of the well. 

“Following the tragic incident which claimed the life of the child Rayan Aourram, His Majesty King Mohammed VI, may God preserve him, had a telephone call with Mr. Khaled Aourram and Mrs. Ouassima Kharchich, parents of the deceased who died after he fell into a well,” a Moroccan royal statement said.

“In these painful circumstances, His Majesty the King, may God assist Him, expressed His deepest condolences and His sincere feelings of compassion to all the members of the family of the deceased in this painful ordeal, the divine will being unstoppable, praying the Almighty to have him in His holy mercy and accept him in His vast paradise, and to grant patience and comfort to his family who lost their child,” it added.

People gathered at the scene of the accident as Rayan was taken away by ambulance. In social media, people were expressing their jubilation using the hashtag #SaveRayan, which trended across the country as well as abroad. Then came the shocking announcement that Rayan had died minutes later.