Schoolgirl dies in Turkey rafting accident

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A British schoolgirl has died in a rafting accident in Turkey, the Foreign Office confirmed tonight.

The schoolgirl, from the Vale of Glamorgan, south Wales, died as a result of the accident on Wednesday.

The death happened on Lake Koygeyiz, near the Dalyan region of southern Turkey.

The Foreign Office was unable to confirm reports that the girl is aged nine.

"We can confirm that a British national, a girl, has died in a rafting accident on July 28," a spokeswoman said.

She added that British consular staff are assisting the family and the accident is under investigation by the Turkish authorities.