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Rayan: Moroccan boy trapped in Moroccan well for four days has died

A five-year-old Moroccan boy who was trapped in a well for four days has died.

A royal statement announced his death shortly after he was removed from the well after a long rescue effort.

The bid to free him had gripped the country, with hundreds of people gathered at the well and thousands more following online.

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The boy plunged 32m (104ft) through the well’s narrow opening. The rescue had been hampered by fears of a landslide.

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