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  Second boy dies after pool tragedy
Updated 07 August 2002, 15.26
The boys died after the tragedy at Hendon Police Training School
A second teenager has died after an incident at a police training school swimming pool.

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Gameli Akuklu died on the day of the tragedy
Gameli Akuklu

William Kadama, 14, had been on a life support machine ever since he was pulled out of the pool unconscious on 30 July.

His best friend, Gameli Akuklu, also 14, who was pulled out at the same time, was pronounced dead that day.

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He died of drowning, and an investigation's now being carried out to find out why William died too.

Both boys, from north London, were taking part in a summer scheme at Hendon Police Training School in London when the tragedy happened.

William's family and doctors made a joint decision to switch off his life support at Great Ormond Street Hospital.

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