A second child died after a Land Rover crashed into a school fence in south-west London on Thursday.
The Metropolitan police named the eight-year-old girl as Nuria Sajjad.
Several people were injured after the car fell off the road and crashed into a building at The Study Prep School in Wimbledon at 9.54am. The death of another girl, eight-year-old Selena Lau, was confirmed later the same day.
In a statement, Nuria’s family said: “It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Nuria on Sunday 9 July 2023. Nuria was the light of our lives. He embodies happiness, kindness and generosity and is loved by everyone around him.
“We would like to thank the efforts of the emergency services, all the wonderful staff at St George’s Hospital, the parents of Nuria’s classmates, and the study preparation staff for all they have done to ease Nuria’s journey.
“We ask that our privacy be respected during this difficult time.”
Sadiq Khan, the mayor of London, tweeted: “My heart goes out to the family of eight-year-old Nuria Sajjad and everyone affected by this terrible incident.”
Following the crash, 35 police vehicles attended the scene along with other members of the emergency services. A total of 16 people were treated at the scene and 10, including a seven-month-old girl, were taken to hospital.
A woman in her 40s remains in hospital in serious condition, while others are being treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
Police said the injured adults were parents or guardians and not school personnel.
The driver of the car, a 46-year-old woman from Wimbledon, was arrested at the scene on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. He was taken to hospital, where his condition was also assessed as not life-threatening, and bailed to a date in late July pending further enquiries.
Detectives from the Met’s serious collision investigation unit are leading an investigation and their inquiries are ongoing. The incident is not considered terrorism related.
A statement released by the family of Selena Lau, who also died in the crash, described her as an “intelligent and sassy woman” who was “adored and loved by all”.
“The family wishes to respect their privacy at this sad time,” it said.
A police cordon was lifted on Friday morning and locals began placing flowers at the school gates.
A woman wearing a blue sling on her arm visited the scene and left flowers in a box and a card. A note she left at the scene read: “Dear Selena, you will always be our shining star. We miss you so much.”
Another tribute read: “The Wimbledon community pulsed as one. Let’s help. We pray that the many happy memories formed at this wonderful school and in your family life will embrace their arms and, eventually, bring comfort.”
Others thanked the school staff. One read: “Dear all the staff who work here, I hope you are all OK. I am so sorry. Thank you for everything you have done to help.”
DCS Clair Kelland, the local police commander for south west London, said: “It is difficult to imagine the pain and anger the families of those involved are going through and we will do everything we can to support them as our investigation continues. .
“I know the impact of this tragic incident has also been felt by the wider community and we are working with our partners to ensure the appropriate support is in place.
“I understand that many people want answers to how this happened and there is a team of detectives working to establish the circumstances.”