South Yorkshire's Alton Towers victim pays emotional tribute to 11-year-old Drayton Manor crash victim

Leah Washington from Barnsley who lost a leg in a horrific accident at Alton Towers in 2015 - Picture Scott Merrylees
Leah Washington from Barnsley who lost a leg in a horrific accident at Alton Towers in 2015 - Picture Scott Merrylees
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The South Yorkshire Alton Towers victims have paid tribute to an 11-year-old girl who died at Drayton Manor theme park earlier this week.

Evha Jannath, from Leicester, fell from a boat on the Splash Canyon rapids ride during a school trip to the theme park in Staffordshire on Tuesday.

The tragedy comes almost two years after five people were seriously injured at Alton Towers after the Smiler ride crashed into an empty carriage.

Leah Washington, from Barnsley, had to have her leg amputated following the crash as did fellow victim Victoria Balch.

Her boyfriend Joe Pugh suffered shattered knees in the accident and both have now paid tribute to Evha on Twitter.

Leah tweeted: "My thoughts are with the young girls family who was involved in the accident at Drayton manor today."

Joe later retweeted the tribute.