Flowers and tributes left for 11-year-old Evha as Drayton Manor Park reopens

Flowers and tributes for Evha Jannath at entrance to Drayton Manor Park

Drayton Manor Theme Park has reopened this weekend after an 11-year-girl died falling from a water ride.

Flowers and tributes have been placed at the entrance of the park and next to the ride.

Evha Jannath, from Leicester, was on a school trip on Tuesday when she fell from a boat on the Splash Canyon ride.

Evha Jannath died after falling in the Splash Canyon ride at Drayton Manor

While the park reopened on Saturday, the ride will remain shut along with ones that overlook it as a mark respect to her family, officials said.

The other rides closed at the park include Chairlift, Air Race, G-Force and Shockwave.

Health & Safety inspectors continue to examine the ride and will look at the history of the ride including its maintenance records, inspections and details of any works carried out on the ride.

Elsewhere in England, theme park operator Merlin Entertainments confirmed it had reopened the Congo River Rapids at Alton Towers, Legoland Windsor’s Vikings River Splash and Thorpe Park’s Rumba Rapids, which had all been closed as a precautionary measure following the schoolgirl’s death.

An inquest into Evha’s death is expected to open next week, after a post-mortem examination which is expected to take place on Monday.