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Girl, 7, dies on trip to Huddersfield school

Birkby Junior School in Fartown Image copyright Geograph/betty longbottom
Image caption Aiman Abdullah died while on a visit from Birkby Junior School (above) to North Huddersfield Trust School a mile away

A seven-year-old girl has died suddenly on a visit to a school in West Yorkshire.

Aiman Abdullah, a Year Three pupil at Birkby Junior School in Fartown, was taken ill during a visit to North Huddersfield Trust School, a mile away in Woodhouse Hall Road, earlier.

She was treated at the scene but died in hospital shortly afterwards.

Aiman's head teacher Susan Davis said Birkby Junior School would be shut on Tuesday as a mark of respect.

In a letter to parents, Ms Davis said: "It is with tremendous sadness that I must inform you that one of our Year 3 pupils, Aiman Abdullah, has passed away.

"Aiman was taken suddenly and seriously ill during an off-site visit this morning.

"We are all, of course, shocked and incredibly saddened by this tragic news."

'Tragic loss'

Professional support will be available for children when the school reopens on Wednesday.

No further details surrounding the circumstances of her death have been released.

Ms Davis said: "Our thoughts are with Aiman's family at this time of tragic loss and I am certain you will join me in offering deepest condolences.

"Aiman will be greatly missed by the whole community."

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