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"I saw Evha in the water"- friend describes moment Evha Jannath fell from ride

"I saw Evha in the water".

"I was really scared..."

A friend of Evha Jannath who died after falling off a ride at Drayton Manor describes the moment she saw her in the water...

11-year-old Evha Jannath died on Tuesday after falling from the Splash Canyon ride during a school trip to the park in Tamworth, Staffordshire.

The theme park will stay closed tomorrow.


Drayton Manor Incident: Evha Jannath school set to reopen

Jameah Girls Academy was closed yesterday Credit: ITV News Central

A Leicestershire school attended by Evha Jannath, has reopened today (11 May).

Jameah Girls Academy closed yesterday after the 11-year-old girl died after falling from a ride at Drayton Manor Theme Park whilst on a school trip on Tuesday.

The school said in a statement on their website:

Our thoughts and prayers are with Evha's family at this most difficult time.

We will be providing specialist support for our pupils and staff and we ask to be given the time and space to come to terms with our huge loss.

– Jameah Girls Academy

Drayton Manor to remain closed on Thursday

The park will remain closed on Thursday Credit: PA

Drayton Manor Theme Park in Staffordshire will remain closed on Thursday to allow the Health and Safety Executive to complete their work.

11-year-old Evha Jannath, from Leicester, died during a trip to the park yesterday.

The tragic events on Tuesday have shaken the whole Drayton Manor family from the Board, through to staff and visitors.

We would like to extend our thanks to the emergency services for everything they did yesterday.

The park will be closed on Thursday, to allow the Health and Safety Executive to complete their work.

Our thoughts are with the family and all those who have been affected by Tuesday’s incident.

– Drayton Manor Theme Park statement
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