Funeral for schoolgirl who died after fall from Drayton Manor water ride

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The funeral of an 11-year-old schoolgirl who died after falling from a theme park water ride is set to be held in her home city.

Mourners will gather for the service in memory of Evha Jannath at Leicester's Saffron Hill Cemetery on Tuesday afternoon, a week after she was fatally injured on a school trip.

Staffordshire Police and the Health and Safety Executive are investigating the death of Evha, who died in hospital after being rescued from the water by staff at Drayton Manor theme park in Staffordshire.

The Muslim Burial Council of Leicestershire said it was providing help and support to Evha's family.

The council said in a statement: "We would like to emphasise again that the full facts surrounding Evha's sad passing have yet to be fully established and there is still an ongoing investigation.

"In light of this we urge people to not speculate, or present as fact, any details surrounding Evha's passing."

The youngster's family said they have been "torn apart" by the tragedy and requested that the ride is suspended until the inquiry has concluded and the full facts are established.