Teacher first to tell parents of ski death

The headteacher of the school attended by Poonam Bhattal, who died after falling from a ski lift in Italy, has spoken of the moment he broke the news of the her death to her parents.

Rajinder Singh Sandhu, the Principal of the Guru Nanak Sikh Academy, paid tribute to Miss Bhattal calling the 13-year-old an "extremely gifted, straight A" student.

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Ski lift tragedy

A teenage girl from Slough has died after falling from a ski lift during a school trip to the Italian Alps. The 13-year-old was a pupil at the Guru Nanak Sikh Academy in Hayes, Middlesex.