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Merlin Entertainments parks reopen rapids rides

Rumba Rapids, Thorpe Park

Alton Towers, Thorpe Park and Legoland Windsor have today reopened their water rapids rides following the death of a girl on a similar attraction at Drayton Manor.

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Drayton Manor remains closed on Thursday

Drayton Manor

Drayton Manor will stay closed for a second day on Thursday, while the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) investigates the death of an 11-year-old girl.

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Merlin parks close rapids after Drayton Manor death

Congo River Rapids at Alton Towers

Thorpe Park and Alton Towers have closed their rapids rides after an 11-year-old girl was killed at Drayton Manor yesterday.

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Girl killed on Drayton Manor ride named

Evha Jannath

The 11-year-old girl who was killed on Drayton Manor’s Splash Canyon water ride has been named as Evha Jannath.

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Girl dies in Drayton Manor rapids ride accident

Drayton Manor

An 11-year-old girl has died following an accident involving Drayton Manor’s Splash Canyon water rapids ride.

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Slammer ride leaving Thorpe Park

Slammer, Thorpe Park

Thorpe Park’s Slammer ride is being removed from the theme park, owners have confirmed.

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Slammer: Thorpe Park ride closed throughout 2017

Slammer, Thorpe Park

Thorpe Park’s Slammer ride will not operate in 2017, the theme park has confirmed.

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Blackpool Pleasure Beach rides receive listed status

Grand National, Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Five of Blackpool Pleasure Beach’s historic rides have received Grade II listed status, encouraging their preservation.

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