Results of 11-year-old Evha Jannath’s post mortem were published today after the coroner released her body back to her family. Evha was buried yesterday after her funeral at Saffron Hill Cemetery in Leicester. Around 600 mourners attended the service in memory of the young girl, who died in hospital after being rescued from the water by staff at Drayton Manor theme park in Staffordshire a week ago.
A police spokesman confirmed this afternoon: “The preliminary cause of death has been identified by the HM Coroner as chest injuries however investigations continue. An inquest has been opened and adjourned this afternoon, with no confirmed date for the full hearing.
The investigation into Evha’s death remains a joint investigation between Staffordshire Police and the Health and Safety Executive.”
Evha, whose death is being investigated by the Health and Safety Executive, was one of a party of children from Leicester’s Jameah Girls Academy on a school trip to the park. The park closed briefly following the tragedy but reopened on May 13, albeit without a number of popular thrill rides in operation.