A five-year- old boy trapped for three days in a remote An Afghan village is dead moments after being fired upon out alive, officials said Friday.
The child, named Haidar, slipped down on Tuesday of well-being dug in Shokak, a parched village in Zabul province, about 400 kilometers (250 miles) to the southwest of the capital Kabul.
“With great sorrow, young Haidar is separated from us forever,” the Taliban Interior Ministry said. senior Advisor Anas Haqqani, in a tweet taken up by several of his colleagues.
Zabul police spokesman Zabiullah Jawhar told Agence France-Presse (AFP) that Haidar was clinging to life when rescuers reached him.
“In the first minutes after the rescue operation was completed, he was breathing and the doctor team gave him oxygen,” he said.
“When the doctor team tried to carry him to the helicopter, he lost his life.”
The operation comes about two weeks after a similar attempt to rescue a boy from a Moroccan well seized the world – but finished with the child found dead.
the grand-Haidar’s father, 50-year-old Haji Abdul Hadi, told AFP that the boy had fallen down the well when he was trying to”help”adults dig a new drilling in the village ravaged by drought.
Officials said he slipped down of the narrow shaft 25 meters (80 ft) and was pulled by a rope about 10 meters before becoming stuck.
Senior officials of the newly installed Taliban government supervised the rescue operation in Shokak, watched by hundreds of curious villagers.
Some Taliban leaders posted videos of the tricky operation saying it was an example of how the new diet – widely criticized for abuse of rights – would spare no effort to care for citizens.
A video shared on Thursday on social media showed the stuck boy in the well but able to move his arms and upper body.
“You are fine my son?” his father can-on hear say. “To speak with Me and don’t cry, we work to get you out.”
“Okay, I’ll keep talking,” the boy replies in a complainer voice.
The video was obtained by rescuers lowering a light and one camera down the narrow well with a rope.
Engineers using the bulldozers dug an open trench from an angle on the surface to reach the point where Haidar was trapped.
A large rock obstructed final a few meters, which the workers used pickaxes to break on Friday morning.
The operation used similar engineering to what rescuers attempted in Morocco in early February, when a boy fell down a 32 meter shaft, but was pulled out dead five days later.
the ordeal of “little Rayan” won global attention and sparked an outpouring of sympathy online, with the trending #SaveRayan Arabic Twitter hashtag.