Second girl dies after car crash into London school

A second eight-year-old girl has died after a car crashed into a building at a south London primary school, police say.

The crash occurred last week, when pupils were holding an end-of-term tea party with parents and teachers in the garden of Study Prep School in Wimbledon, less than two kilometres from where the grand slam is being played.

The driver of a car, a 46-year old woman from the area, was arrested at the scene on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, police said.

The school is for girls aged four to 11 and sits on Wimbledon Common, just 1.5 kilometres from the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club as it hosts the world-famous tennis tournament.

Last Thursday’s crash was not being treated as “terror related”, police said.

Local MP Stephen Hammond told the BBC it was an “extraordinarily distressing and tragic incident on the last day of term”.

“There are a number of casualties and injuries, as we know … I understand a number of those are being treated as critical,” he said.

Six other children and two adults were injured.

On Thursday it was confirmed that Selena Lau had died as a result of her injuries.

The second girl, who was named as Nuria Sajjad, died on Sunday, police said.

Her family said in a statement that she “embodied joy, kindness and generosity and was loved by all around her”.

-with AAP

Topics: Britain
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