Schoolboy, 10, dies after hitting his head in playground fall tragedy

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A 10-year-old boy has died after falling and hitting his head in a school playground tragedy.

Yasir Hussain was fatally injured at Leigh Primary School in Washwood Heath, Birmingham on Thursday, November 12.

He was taken home following the fall but is understood to have become unwell and was subsequently rushed to hospital.

West Midlands Police has now confirmed that Yasir tragically died from his injuries in hospital on Tuesday, November 17.

Officers have been investigating the incident and have been at the school interviewing staff and pupils.

Leigh headteacher Stephanie Prince said Yasir had a "real thirst for learning".

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."

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."

Touching tributes to Yasir have been left outside the school.

One bunch of flowers had a note which said: "In loving memory Yassar Hussain."

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

West Midlands Ambulance Service confirmed paramedics were not called to the school.

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