A 5-year-old boy trapped in a 32-meter well in Morocco


A Moroccan rescue team on Thursday worked on the second day to rescue a 5-year-old boy who had fallen into a 32-meter well.

The incident took place on Tuesday night in the village of Igran, a tourist hotspot in the north of Chefchaouen.

MAP news agency reported that rescue teams were using five bulldozers to dig a hole parallel to the well in an attempt to reach a child named Ryan.

The local government said the excavation had reached 19 meters so far.

They added that rescue operations are underway, although progress is limited due to the narrow diameter of the pits.

The boy is being monitored by a CCTV camera and is supplied with oxygen and water through pipes.

Rescue Commission Abdel Hadi Temurani told local news channel 2M that medical personnel are ready to intervene when rescue efforts bear fruit, and helicopters to transport the boy to the nearest hospital. He added that he was also waiting.

Associated Press

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