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Birmingham school pays tribute after boy's 'allergy' death

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Image caption The pupils are being offered counselling following the boy's death

A Birmingham school has paid tribute to a nine-year-old boy who died after suffering a suspected allergic reaction at the premises.

Al Hijrah School in Bordesley Green, said it "had been left in great shock" by the boy's sudden death on Friday.

A school statement said the boy, who has not been named, "was a very popular member of the class and will be missed by everyone who knew him."

A post-mortem examination is expected to be carried out soon.

Pupils at the school were being offered counselling.

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West Midlands Police said it was working with the school and city council to establish the circumstances surrounding the death.

The boy collapsed at the school on Friday afternoon from a suspected allergic reaction and died at Heartlands Hospital, a force spokesman said.

Al Hijrah School, an Islamic school for pupils aged four to 16, said its "thoughts and prayers" were with the pupil's family.

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