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South Shields student dies on trip of a lifetime

Jack Burden - 18 - died from a 'severe allergic reaction'

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South Shields student dies from a 'severe allergic reaction' in Tanzania

Jack Burden Credit: SWNS

An 18-year-old Harton Technology College student has died whilst on a trip of a lifetime in eastern Africa.

Jack Burden suffered a severe allergic reaction on Tuesday - day 19 of the 28 day trip.

True Adventures, the travel company with which the college were travelling said: "We can confirm that on July 22 one of its expedition members travelling in Tanzania from Harton Technology College had a fatal allergic reaction.

"Tragically, despite receiving immediate first aid and treatment with EpiPens, the 18-year old male could not be resuscitated."

A Foreign and Commonwealth Office spokesman said: “We are aware of the death of a British national in Tanzania on July 22. We are providing consular assistance at this sad time.”

His friends and acquaintances took to social media to offer their condolences.

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