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A 12-year-old East Yorkshire schoolgirl has died at an adventure centre in France while on a school trip.

The Wolfreton School and Sixth Form College student was taking part in "water- and land-based activities" when an "incident" occurred, according to a statement from the school.

The girl was flown by an air ambulance to a hospital in Limoges, where she died.

"There will be a full investigation into the incident and it would be inappropriate to comment further about the details of these tragic events, which the authorities in France are looking into," said Mike Furbank, East Riding of Yorkshire Council's head of education and schools.

Twenty-four students and three staff were travelling with the young girl near Massif Central and are set to travel home as soon as possible.

"We are all deeply saddened by this tragic event and our thoughts and prayers are with the students' family at this difficult time," said Wolfreton School's headteacher Dave McCready.