Morocco’s Royal Court confirmed late Saturday the death of a 5-year-old boy who was stuck for five days in a well in a village in northern Morocco.
A statement announced Rayan Oram’s death soon after he was rescued and taken to a nearby hospital.
King Mohammed VI called Rayan’s parents to extend his condolences following the tragic accident.
Rayan had been in a 32-meter (105-foot) deep dry well since Tuesday in Igran in the Chefchaouen region.
Desperate rescuers had been struggling to get Rayan out of the well.
*Writing by Zehra Nur Duz in Ankara.
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