UAE condoles death of Moroccan child Rayan

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Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, called King Mohammed VI of Morocco to offer his condolences over the death of the Moroccan child Rayan Aourram, who passed away after he fell into a well for several days…reports Asian Lite News

Sheikh Mohamed said, “with great sorrow, I learned the news of the death of Rayan. I extended sincerest condolences to his parents, his family and the Moroccan people and I pray to Allah the Almighty to grant them patience and fortitude to bear his loss.”

Sheikh Mohamed also lauded the efforts made by the authorities and civil defence in Morocco to rescue the child.

King Mohammed VI expressed deepest thanks and appreciation to Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed for his sincere feelings and wished the UAE and its people further progress and prosperity.

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“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.

The boy plunged 32m through the well’s narrow opening. The rescue had been hampered by fears of a landslide. Rescuers finally brought the boy out of the well on Saturday evening.

Large crowds had gathered at the scene as Rayan was taken away by ambulance. On social media, people using the hashtag #SaveRayan, which had been trending across the country and beyond, expressed their jubilation. But this turned to heartbreak minutes later when the statement came announcing that Rayan had died.