Family of girl who died on theme park ride ask for it to be suspended

The family of an 11-year-old girl who died after falling from a water ride at Drayton Manor Park are calling for it to be suspended.

Evha Jannath, from Leicester, was fatally injured falling from a boat onSplash Canyon during a school trip to the park in Tamworth, Staffordshire.

Her family said they have been "torn apart" by the tragedy andhave asked that the ride remains closed until the inquiry has concluded.

Theme park bosses said the theme park would remain closed today to allow the Health and Safety Executive "to complete their work".

Splash Canyon, which opened in 1993, was closed after the incident. Credit: ITV News

A statement, released through the families former MP Keith Vaz, said:

"The family have requested a full inquiry into the circumstancessurrounding this tragic death and welcome the actions taken so far byStaffordshire Police and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

"The family requests that the ride in question is suspended until the inquiryis concluded and the full facts are established."

"The family described their daughter as "a beautiful little girl who was fullof love and always smiling".

"Words cannot describe the pain and loss we feel, we are devastated that we will not see our beautiful little girl again."