Rayan, the five-year-old boy who was trapped in a well near Morocco’s Chefchaouen did not survive the trauma as his death has been announced by King Mohammed V1.
A statement from the royal cabinet confirmed the tragic news shortly after medical staff took Rayan outside of the well, reported Morocco World News.
Masses of people shared messages of compassion and condolences to the family of Rayan, also spelt as Rayane.
Masses cried “Allahu Akbar” when the rescuers emerged with Rayane out of the rescue tunnel, with hope to see him alive.
King Mohammed VI made a phone call to express his condolences to the family of Rayane.
The royal cabinet statement said The Monarch expressed his deepest condolences and sincere sympathy to all members of the family.