Girl, 15, dies during rounders game


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A 15-year-old girl has died during a school game of rounders.

Nicky Payne collapsed at about 11.30am yesterday during the game at Angley School, Cranbrook, Kent, a specialist sports college.

She was taken to hospital but doctors were unable to revive her, Kent Police said.

A force spokesman said police were called to Angley School just after 11.30am after a girl collapsed during a game of rounders.

"The girl, Nicky Payne, was taken to William Harvey Hospital in Ashford but hospital staff were unable to revive her," he said.

"The death is being treated as unexplained but there are not currently thought to be any suspicious circumstances.

"Nicky's family are being supported by a family liaison officer from Kent Police and the coroner has been notified."