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Drayton Manor death: Evha Jannath suffered fatal chest injuries

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Image caption Evha Jannath fell out of a circular boat on the Splash Canyon attraction

An 11-year-old girl who fell from a theme park water ride suffered fatal chest injuries, police have said.

Evha Jannath, from Leicester, was on a school trip when she fell from the Splash Canyon ride at Drayton Manor Theme Park on 9 May.

An inquest into her death was opened and adjourned on Wednesday.

The South Staffordshire Coroner's office said she died from "blunt force chest trauma" and a further inquest hearing would be heard on Tuesday.

Staffordshire Police and the Health and Safety Executive are jointly investigating the incident at the park.

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More than 100 mourners attended Evha's funeral service at Saffron Hill Cemetery in Leicester on Tuesday.

The Muslim Burial Council of Leicestershire said Evha's death had "touched the hearts of many people".

The theme park, near Tamworth, Staffordshire, closed for three days following the death but reopened on Saturday.

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