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Tanzania trip tragedy teen Jack Burden: The first picture

TRAGIC TEENAGER ... Jack Burden died on a school trip to Tanzania.

TRAGIC TEENAGER ... Jack Burden died on a school trip to Tanzania.

 

THIS is tragic teenager Jack Burden, who died on a school trip to Tanzania.

The picture was taken by a Gazette photographer at the 18-year-old Harton Technology College student’s leavers’ prom at The Sage Gateshead on June 27 - just one week before he left for the trip.

Jack, from South Shields, was on a trip with school expedition company True Adventure to the East African country when he died yesterday.

The teenager was on an expedition with his classmates when he suffered a severe allergic reaction.

Despite receiving immediate first aid and treatment with EpiPens - an emergency treatment for anaphylaxis - he could not be resuscitated.

Jack’s sister, Sarah, posted on Facebook: “So nice seeing all the lovely messages about Jack on here. Can’t come to terms with it at the minute. Thank you everyone for the messages.”

More on this story:

South Shields teenager died from allergic reaction on African trip

Headteacher leads tributes to tragic Tanzania trip teen

Tributes paid to tragic teenager Jack Burden

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