After nine days of rescue attempts, members of the Algerian civil protection retrieved the body of a man who fell into a well.
Rabat – The Algerian civil protection retrieved 31-year-old Ayache Mahdjoubi’s body on Wednesday night after long efforts to rescue him from a30-meter wellin the village of Oum Cheml in M’sila province, Algeria.
Dozens of people from the village and other regions of the country attended Mahdjoubi’s funeral on Thursday.
Mahdjoubi was pronounced dead on the sixth day of the rescue attempt, which involved digging around a narrow pipeline with heavy machinery. He stopped responding to his rescuers on the fourth day, according to an Algerian civil protection official.
Angered by the slow reaction of the governor of M’sila province, hundreds of Algerian protesters took to the streets, calling for the official to step down from his position.
Algerian citizens have taken to social media to criticize their government’s “disregard” of the young man’s situation and failure to intervene sooner.