The rescue attempt of an Algerian man has turned into a mission to retrieve his body.
Rabat – The story of Ayache Mahdjoubi, a young Algerian man who fell into a 30-meter well, began as a days-long attempt at rescue. Unsuccessful, Algerian civil protection members are now trying to retrieve Mahdjoubi’s body.
On Tuesday, December 18, 26-year-old Mahdjoubi fell into a well in the village of Oum Cheml in M’sila province, Algeria.
Algerian authorities spent nearly a week trying to save Mahdjoubi. On the sixth day, a civil protection official announced Mahdjoubi, who had stopped responding to rescuers on the fourth day, had died.
Both locals and authorities tried to save Mahdjoubi by digging with heavy machinery to no avail.
Reportedly, Algerian authorities are still trying to retrieve Mahdjoubi’s body.
Algerian citizens have taken to social media to express anger, frustration, and sadness over the authorities’ “disregard” of the young man’s situation and failure save him.
To many Algerians, Mahdjoubi’s death has uncovered “reality” in the country, especially because the governor of M’sila province did not react to the incident sooner.
The people continue to criticize the governor as Mahdjoubi’s body awaits rescuers to be properly buried.