H.H. Sheikh Mohammed condoles death of Moroccan boy Rayan

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, offered condolences to the family of Moroccan boy Rayan, who died after being trapped in a well for five days.

"Our sincere condolences and sympathy to the family of Rayan," Sheikh Mohammed wrote on Twitter.

His Highness also extended his sympathies to the people of Morocco and "to all humanity that grieved for his loss".

His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai's Crown Prince and Chairman of The Executive Council, also paid tribute to Rayan.

Rayan Awram, aged five, had fallen into the well at his village of Ighran in the hills near Chefchaouen on Tuesday, triggering a huge rescue effort.

Rescuers finally reached him late on Saturday after removing much of the adjacent hillside and delicately tunnelling a horizontal passage into the well.

King Mohammed sent condolences to his parents, a statement carried by state media reported.


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