A second child died after a Land Rover crashed into a prom party at a preparatory school in Wimbledon on Thursday.
The Metropolitan Police named the eight-year-old girl as Nuria Sajjad.
Her family said in a statement: “It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of our beloved Nuria on Sunday, July 9, 2023. Nuria was the light of our lives. She embodied her joy, kindness and generosity and she was loved by everyone around her.
“We would like to thank the efforts of the emergency services, all the amazing staff at St George’s Hospital, the parents of Nuria’s classmates and the staff at Study Prep for all they have done to make Nuria’s journey easier.
“We request that our privacy be respected at this difficult time.”
It comes after eight-year-old Selena Lau was also confirmed to have died in the incident.
Selena’s family said that she was “adored and loved by all”, while members of the community called her their “shining star”.
Police were called at 9:54 a.m. to report that a car had driven through a fence and into a building at The Study Prep School on Camp Road.
A total of 35 police vehicles were deployed to the scene and officers worked with paramedics to provide first aid to several people who had been injured.
A woman in her 40s remains hospitalized in serious condition.
Several other people, including a seven-month-old girl, were also taken to hospital with injuries that were later assessed as non-life-threatening.
The driver of the car, a 46-year-old Wimbledon woman, was arrested at the scene on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.
She was taken to the hospital and her condition was assessed as not life threatening.
Police said she has been rescued until a date in late July pending further investigation.
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