Published On: Tue, Mar 31st, 2020

Youngest coronavirus victim – Tragedy as boy, 13, is killed by COVID- 19 | UK | News

Ismail Mohamed Abdulwahab, from Brixton, died at the London hospital yesterday. The heartbroken family of the teenager said he had no underlying health conditions. In a statement the family said: “Ismail started showing symptoms and had difficulties breathing and was admitted to Kings College Hospital.

“He was put on a ventilator and then put into an induced coma but sadly died yesterday morning.

“To our knowledge he had no underlying health conditions.

“We are beyond devastated.”

In a statement, Kings College Hospital said: “Sadly, a 13-year old boy who tested positive for COVID-19 has passed away, and our thoughts and condolences are with the family at this time.

“The death has been referred to the coroner and no further comment will be made.”

A GoFundMe fundraising page created by Madinah College, in Brixton – where Ismail’s sister works – has already exceeded the £4,000 target to help with the funeral costs.

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