Boy dies after fall in school playground
A five-year-old boy died after he fell from a climbing frame in his school playground. Samuel Orola was knocked unconscious when he apparently lost his footing at about 1pm on Thursday.
He was taken to hospital in an ambulance but pronounced dead on arrival, a spokesman for Scotland Yard said.
Samuel's death, at Tolworth Infant and Nursery School, in Surbiton, Surrey, is being treated as unexplained. Police from Kingston were investigating the incident yesterday, and the playground was taped off and under guard.
Acting Detective Inspector Ray Williams said: "Our condolences go out to Samuel's family and friends and we will work closely with the school to carry out our investigations with minimum disruption to their young pupils. The investigation is in its early stages, and inquiries are under way to establish what the full circumstances of the incident are."
Samuel, who lived close to the school, had already stopped breathing when officers arrived at the scene at about 1.10pm, following a call from London Ambulance Service.
A post-mortem examination is scheduled to take place on Tuesday and an inquest will be opened and adjourned in due course.
In a statement, Samuel's family said he was a "loving and happy boy who touched everyone's life in a very positive way".
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