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Morocco in shock after tragic death of ‘little Rayan’

IGHRANE, MAROC (AFP) – Morocco was in shock yesterday after emergency crews found a five-year-old boy dead at the bottom of a well in a tragic end to a painstaking five-day rescue operation that gripped the nation and the world.

The ordeal of “little Rayan” since he fell down the well last Tuesday afternoon gained global attention and sparked an outpouring of sympathy online, with the Arabic hashtag #SaveRayan trending.

Throughout the operation to extricate him from the bottom of the 32-metre well shaft, authorities had cautioned that they did not know whether he was alive.

More details on Monday’s Borneo Bulletin