Hundreds of mourners have gathered to pay their final respects to the five-year-old boy who died after he was trapped in a well in Morocco for five days.
Mourners climbed the hilly, unpaved road leading to the cemetery in Ighran, near Chefchaouen in northern Morocco, where they waited for hours to observe the Muslim burial rituals.
The scenes come after footballer Abderrazak Hamdallah extended his ‘deepest condolences’ to Rayan’s family and offered to buy them a home.
Earlier today two large tents were erected in front of the grieving family’s house where mourners could stop to offer condolences as hundreds of people made their way to the cemetery.
Emergency teams began digging in a race-against-the-clock rescue mission after Rayan Awram fell into a 105ft shaft outside his home in Ighran village, in the northern province of Chefchaouen, last Tuesday.
On Saturday rescuers and resuscitation experts finally reached the boy, offering a faint glimmer of hope that he might have survived the ordeal.
However government officials confirmed the young boy could not be resuscitated, adding that he had died before rescuers could reach him.
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