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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
  1. Melissa Wright

Report: Drayton Manor remains closed to public

Drayton Manor Theme Park in Staffordshire has remained closed to the public today, after an 11-year-old girl fell from a ride at the park yesterday and later died.

Evha Jannath from Leicester was airlifted to hospital after she fell into water while on the Splash Canyon ride during a school trip. Our reporter Melissa Wright has spent the morning at the Park and sent this report.


Watch: Woman speaks of shock after Drayton Manor Park death

Evha Jannath Credit: Staffordshire Police

A woman has told ITV Central she will probably no longer send her own children on school trips after an 11-year-old girl died at Drayton Manor Park yesterday (9 May).

Evha Jannath died after falling from the Splash Canyon water ride, while with students and teachers from the Jameah Girls Academy.

26-year-old Zainib Mohammad​ said her sister was also on the trip:

School girl who died in Drayton Manor incident named

Evha Jannath Credit: Staffordshire Police

The 11-year-old school girl who died at Drayton Manor theme park yesterday (10 May) has been named as Evha Jannath from Leicester.

Evha died after falling from a water ride at the theme park. She was recovered from the water and received advanced life support from ambulance crews before she was flown to Birmingham Children's Hospital where she later passed away.

Evha was at the park as part of a school trip with the Jameah Girls Academy.

A Health and Safety Executive investigation has now begun with the full support of Staffordshire Police.

The family are being supported by specially trained officers.

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