US State Department – On the Passing of Rayan Oram

Washington, DC (STL.NewsThe US Department of State released the following statement:

We grieve with the people of Morocco as they mourn the passing of five-year-old Rayan Oram, who died tragically after falling into a well in the country’s northern region last week – despite a heroic four-day rescue operation.  Like millions around the world, we were awed by the dedication of the rescue team and the solidarity of the Moroccan people as they held out hope for Rayan’s survival.  We offer our deepest condolences to Rayan’s family and all Moroccans.