Popular boy, 10, dies five days after hitting head in playground tragedy

A ten-year-old boy has died after falling and hitting his head in an accident at a school playground.

Yasir Hussain passed away five days after the incident at Leigh Primary School in Washwood Heath, Birmingham.

The popular youngster was understood to have become unwell after being taken home and was rushed to hospital.

West Midlands Police tragically confirmed that the boy died in hospital on Tuesday, November 17, some five days after the fall on Thursday, November 12.

A preliminary police investigation has now been launched into the incident, reports BirminghamLive.

Leigh headteacher Stephanie Prince said Yasir was a “much-loved” pupil who 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.”

West Midlands Police officers have been investigating the incident and have been at the school interviewing staff and pupils.

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.”

Tributes including flowers and cards were left at 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.