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Splash Canyon: Family say their world has been 'torn apart' after death of schoolgirl Evha Jannath at Drayton Manor Park

The family of an 11-year-old schoolgirl who died at a theme park have said they are "devastated that we will not see our beautiful little girl again".

Evha Jannath, from Leicester, fell out of a boat on the Splash Canyon ride during a school trip to the Tamworth-based theme park on Tuesday.

Staffordshire Police said Evha 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 died.

In a statement issued through police, the family said: "Yesterday our world was torn apart by the news that our daughter and sister Evha, had lost her life in tragic circumstances, following a school trip to Drayton Manor Park.

"Evha was a beautiful little girl who was full of 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.

"We ask that you allow us to grieve in private and deal with our loss as a family."

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