BREAKING NEWS: South Shields teenager dies on school trip to Tanzania

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A PUPIL from South Tyneside has died while on a school trip to Tanzania.

The 18-year-old male student, believed to be with a party from Harton Technology College, was on a trip with school expedition company, True Adventure, to the East African country.

It is understood the tragedy happened yesterday, but no details are available.

A spokesman for the college, in Lisle Road, South Shields, said it was not in a position to make a comment at this time.

A Foreign and Commonwealth Office spokesman said: “We are aware of the death of a British national in Tanzania on July 22. We are providing consular assistance at this sad time.”

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