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All white water rapid-style rides shutdown in wake of schoolgirl death

12 May 2017

The Splash Canyon ride where Evha Jannath fell into the water.

"We have full confidence in the safety of all the rides we operate, but as a precautionary measure, rapid rides at relevant parks will be closed until more details of the incident become available", the spokesperson said.

Evha's family also requested that the ride is suspended until the inquiry has concluded and the "full facts" are established.

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In a statement, Drayton Manor said the park would remain closed on Friday.

In a statement issued Wednesday by police, the Jannath family said Evha "was a lovely little girl who was full of love and always smiling".

It is understood that theme parks including Legoland, Alton Towers and Thorpe Park have closed similar rides as a precaution.

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

Erfana Bora, headteacher of Jameah Girls Academy, said: "Yesterday, one of our children, Evha Jannath, passed away in tragic circumstances".

The Splash Canyon ride, which opened in 1993 and features up to 21 boats each with a capacity of six people, promises "a wild ride" with "fast-flowing rapids".

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All white water rapid-style rides shutdown in wake of schoolgirl death