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United Kingdom theme park closed after 11-year-old dies on water ride


Evha Jannath, from Leicester, fell from the Splash Canyon ride yesterday (May 9).

Investigations continue into the death of a girl who fell from a rapids ride at Drayton Manor theme park as similar attractions across England reopen.

A spokesman for Drayton Manor said the park would reopen on Saturday but added the Splash canyon ride would remain closed.

Drayton Manor said its site would remain closed on Friday.

The year six pupil was airlifted to hospital following the incident, but died after being taken to Birmingham Children's Hospital.

The statement read: "The awful incident on Tuesday has left a family grieving and we continue to offer our deepest thoughts and condolences to the family and friends of Evha Jannath".


"Safety is our number one priority and after conducting a further detailed review of our safety measures and after liaising with the Health & Safety Executive, we are confident in being able to open the rapids rides at relevant parks today".

"The Splash Canyon water ride will not be reopened at this time".

The family said their "world was torn apart" following Evha's death.

Evha Jannath died after falling from the Splash Canyon ride.

Water rides at three major United Kingdom theme parks were closed in the wake of the tragedy as a precautionary measure but have since re-opened.

The park will now shut on Friday too, bosses have confirmed.

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