The world bids farewell to the Moroccan child Ryan
Thousands of Moroccans mourned Monday afternoon Moroccan child Rayan in the village of Igran in the northern Chefchaouen province. The convoy came from the capital, Rabat, amid significant security reinforcements.
Hundreds of people went to the family home of the Moroccan child Rayan to offer condolences.
After announcing the official news of his death, the Royal Court clarified in a statement issued on Saturday that King Mohammed VI had telephoned Rayan’s parents and expressed his deepest condolences to all family members, as well as his appreciation for the tireless efforts of the authorities during the process of removing Rayan from the well.
The operation to rescue Rayan, a 5-year-old stuck in the middle of a well 60 meters deep and not exceeding 30 cm in diameter, on the outskirts of Chefchaouen, in northern Morocco, occupied the whole world.
The incident witnessed great sympathy from all over the world, as tweeters posted on the social networking site “Twitter”, pictures of the child and attached them to blogs in different languages, and launched many hashtags.
The child spent about 100 hours inside a narrow hole in the well, during which he suffered a hemorrhage in his head due to hitting the rocks during his fall. Medical examinations conducted by the medical team that entered the tunnel to extract the child Ryan showed that he was suffering from fractures in the neck and spine.