Women gather at the family house after the funeral of five-year-old Rayan Oram in the village of Ighran in Morocco's rural northern province of Chefchaouen, on February 7, 2022. As the shaft was just 45cm 18in across — and widening it considered too risky — rescuers instead used large diggers to carve a slope in the hope of reaching the boy from the side. Five-year-old Rayan was pulled dead from a 32-meter 105 foot deep dry well where he was trapped for five days.Next
An imam said a brief prayer in front of the family and the gathered mourners before the burial.
Most of the wells have protective covers.
We won't leave until he's out of the well,' he said.
Rescuers had brought in bulldozers to dig a parallel shaft from where they could tunnel through to reach the child, according to the newspaper. Clandestine wells to blame Meanwhile, work began on Sunday to fill in the relief tunnels that rescuers had drilled to try and get to Rayan.Next
I want to say to the family of little Rayan and to the Moroccan people that we share your pain.
For the last four days, rescuers worked tirelessly to dig out the boy safely, as news about the rescue gripped the nation, and the SaveRayan hashtag began trending on social media.
One of the strongest reactions came from Algeria's football coach Djamel Belmadi, who offered moving condolences to the family of little Rayan, at a time when relations between Algiers and Rabat are at their lowest.
Everyone cried," a relative of the family told AFP.Next
The child, identified only as Rayan, was stuck in the well, which has a depth of more than 100 feet in Chefchaouen province, located in the northern area of the country, reported.
Jessica was finally rescued when paramedic Robert O'Donnell inched his way into the tunnel and pulled the toddler free from her awkward position pinned inside the well with one leg above her forehead. Rayan fell into a 32-metre well located outside his home on Tuesday evening.Next
Mourners packed for a public funeral on February 7, 2022, for the five-year-old Moroccan boy who died after being trapped in a well.
May Allah grant this little warrior the highest degree of paradise. King Mohammed VI himself called Rayan's parents to offer his condolences, and they thanked the sovereign, the authorities and all the rescuers.Next
They lowered a phone with its light and camera to help locate him.
One wrote: 'Rayan may you rest with the angels... Images on Moroccan media earlier had shown Rayan huddled at the bottom of the disused well.Next
The dedication of the Moroccan people and of the rescuers as well.