It was an unbearable scene when a two year old child was found dead on Saturday after he fell into a well, it a tragic end to an intense search.
Hundreds of engineers, police and miners had been working round-the-clock under the media glare to try to reach two-year-old Julen Rosello, who plunged down a narrow, illegal well on January 13 while his parents prepared lunch nearby in Totalan, a southern town near Malaga.
“Unfortunately at 1:25 am (0225 GMT) the rescue team reached the spot where they were looking for Julen and found the lifeless body of the little one,” the central government’s representative in the southern region of Andalusia, Alfonso Rodriguez Gomez de Celis, wrote on Twitter.
“Not another time, no,” shouted his father Jose when he is believed to have heard the news, an AFP photographer witnessed.
Julen’s parents lost another child, Oliver, aged three, in 2017. The child had cardiac problems.