Tuesday, May 28

Heart breaking final moments of School girl Evha Jannath who fallen water ride



An 11-year-old girl who died after falling from a water ride at Drayton Manor Park stood up and tried to rejoin her friends before being sucked under by the current, a MPs have heard.

Evha Jannath, 11, died at the Staffordshire theme park when she fell from the Splash Canyon ride on May 9.

MP Keith Vaz has claimed after falling in the water, she stood up and, for several minutes, tried to return to the ride – but received no help.

The heartbreaking details were revealed in a special debate looking into child safety at theme parks.

Mr Vaz told MPs: “Evha got on the Splash Canyon ride at just after 2pm with her school friends.

According to eyewitness accounts, as the Splash Canyon ride went around its circuit, Evha fell into the water as the vessels bumped into one of the sides of the ride.

Having fallen into the water, Evha began walking towards her friends who were in the vessel as it was pulled away by the water current.

For a few minutes, Evha followed the vessel trying to get back to safety and to rejoin the vessel, because her friends were still in it.

Sadly, at that stage she received no help and was eventually sucked under the water.

The Leicestershire schoolgirl’s family now says they want to prevent others suffering similar heartbreak.

An inquest into Evha’s death has been adjourned until November.

A brief hearing before coroner Andrew Haigh in Cannock heard that Evha’s body was identified by her brother.

She was one of a party of children on a school trip to the park on May 9 from Leicester’s Jameah Girls Academy.

The Health and Safety Executive and Staffordshire Police are carrying out an inquiry into the death of Evha, who was one of a party of children on a school trip to the park from Leicester’s Jameah Girls Academy.

Evha was buried after her funeral at Saffron Hill Cemetery in Leicester.