School in emotional tribute to twin, 13, with ‘cheeky smile’ who collapsed in road

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Uman Hamid Saleem Parveen, 13, died after being found critically ill in Furlong Road, Tunstall, in Stoke-on-Trent, on Tuesday. He was rushed to hospital by ambulance but could not be revived

A school is remembering a teenager who left behind a twin sister after he collapsed in the road as having a “cheeky smile” and fun personality which made “everyone laugh”.

Uman Hamid Saleem Parveen, 13, died after being found critically ill in Furlong Road, Tunstall, in Stoke-on-Trent, on Tuesday.

An ambulance rushed to the scene shortly before 9am, following reports of a medical emergency, Stoke on Trent Live reports.

The teen was thought to be on his way into school when he collapsed.

The boy was a student at Margaret Ward Catholic Academy, where he was said to have made a lasting impression with classmates and teachers.

The school released a statement calling the sudden death of Uman both “shocking and heartbreaking”.

“The St Margaret Ward community will always be grateful to have known him since he joined us with his twin sister Muskan when they moved to Stoke-on-Trent,” it continued.

“The twins settled into their year group, which was eased by Uman’s cheeky smile and the way he made everyone laugh.

“He liked to dance, rap and sing, as well as swish his hair and enjoy unusual English words.

“He brought us joy and laughter and his memory will live on in his friends and teachers.

“His friends will remember him with love and great fondness and he will be greatly missed.”

The statement continued to say the school was providing support for staff and students and continuing to hold Uman and his family in their thoughts and prayers.

Passers-by had rushed to Uman’s aid after he collapsed and placed him in the recovery position.

Two ambulances, a paramedic officer and a BASICS emergency doctor attended the scene. Uman was transported to Royal Stoke University Hospital, where he died as medics were unable to save him.

The stretch of Furlong Road was taped off following the tragedy.

Hundreds of condolences have since been offered to his family via social media.