The Courier & Advertiser (Perth and Perthshire Edition)

Three water rides reopen after girl’s death

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Theme park operator Merlin Entertainm­ents has reopened three water rides which closed as a precaution­ary measure following the death of 11-yearold schoolgirl Evha Jannath.

The Splash Canyon ride at Drayton Manor theme park in Staffordsh­ire remains closed after Evha fell into the water during a school trip and later died in hospital.

In a statement, Merlin said its water rapids rides at Alton Towers, Thorpe Park and Legoland Windsor reopened yesterday.

A Merlin spokesman said: “After conducting a further detailed review of our safety measures, we are confident in being able to open the rapids rides at relevant parks today.”

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