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Birmingham toddler truck death: Funeral takes place

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Image caption Mourners left flowers toys and candles at the scene

The funeral of a toddler who died when a recovery truck hit a wall which then collapsed on him has taken place.

Nineteen-month-old Amaan Yaseen suffered a fatal head injury at his home in Queens Road, Stechford, Birmingham, on 16 March.

West Midlands Police said the truck was being driven by the boy's father in the "tragic incident".

The funeral was held at the Central Jamia Mosque Ghamkol Shareef in Small Heath.

It was followed by a burial service at Handsworth Cemetery.

Family friend Mohammad Hafeez said Amaan was "a lovely little boy who brought with him a lot of joy and happiness for the entire family, particularly his parents" and would be "deeply missed".

Mourners left flowers, candles and toys at the scene after his death and many people from the area were expected to attend the funeral.

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