Schoolboy, 10, dies after falling and hitting his head in playground outside class

A SCHOOLBOY has died after falling in a playground and hitting his head.

Yasir Hussain, 10, was seriously hurt at Leigh Primary School in Washwood Heath, Birmingham on Thursday.

He became unwell after being taken to his home, and he was later rushed to hospital, Birmingham Live reported.

He died from his injuries yesterday, five days after he fell.

Leigh Primary School headteacher Stephanie Price paid tribute to Yasir.

She said in a statement: "We are all so desperately sad that one of our much-loved pupils has died following a tragic accident.

"Yasir was quietly confident, hard-working, and determined to succeed. He had a real thirst for learning and he loved playing with his friends. We all desperately miss him already.

"All our thoughts are with Yasir’s family and friends, and we would respectfully request that their and our privacy is respected at this terribly difficult time.

"We are providing all support possible to our pupils to help them cope with their loss."

Cops are investigating the incident and have spoken to teachers and students at the school.

A West Midlands Police spokeswoman said: "A ten-year-old boy who suffered serious head injuries after falling at school on November 12, sadly passed away yesterday, November 17.

"We are continuing to work with the school to investigate the circumstances leading to this tragic death."

Emotional tributes were left to Yasir at the school gates today.

One said: "You have been my friend since reception but now you have gone and left us."

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