A 5-year-old boy who fell down a 100-foot well in Morocco has tragically died after a four-day rescue mission. Rayan Awram fell through the well’s opening on Tuesday while playing in the area and emergency workers as well as volunteers had been working around the clock to get him out ever since. While they were finally able to reach him on Saturday, the boy sadly passed away soon after.
Five_years_old Rayan Awram, who fell more than 30 meters through a well’s opening in Morocco on Tuesday night , has been freed after four days but died shortly after rescue .#Rayan_death
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- The rescue was a dangerous operation. Workers brought in diggers and had to burrow through the side of a hill in order to reach Rayan. Throughout the ordeal, they dealt with the threat of a landslide given the location of the well. They were also regularly stopped by rock formations, hampering their progress.
- Rescuers were unable to simply go down and get him. While the most obvious solution may seem as though it was to lower a rescue worker down to get Rayan, it was impossible as the 18-inch wide opening at the top narrows as it gets further down.
- Crowds gathered to watch the rescue and pray for the boy’s safety. Rayan’s family as well as concerned members of the community regularly gathered at the site to send positive prayers to the child and to watch the rescuers’ progress. “People who love us are sparing no effort to save my child,” the boy’s father said on Friday night, as per the Mirror. “We pray this will be the day of his rescue.”
- Everyone did as much as they could to save him. It was reported that rescuers dropped down water, oxygen, and other supplies as the mission to reach him continued. While it appeared that Rayan was alive when finally pulled from the well, it seems his injuries were too severe to keep him alive and he sadly passed away shortly after his rescue. Rest in peace, Rayan.
Rayan Awram, who fell into a 32-metre deep well in hills near Chefchaouen, gets closer to being rescued pic.twitter.com/WjajoFVIel
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[For Those Asking If He’s Dead]
Five-year-old Rayan pronounced dead following well rescue mission- Rayan Awram, a five-year-old boy who captivated the world, was pronounced dead Saturday night. The little boy was thought to be dead before rescuers reached him. #Rayan pic.twitter.com/mdTCH8DpMl
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