Poonam Bhattal's coffin in her school
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Funeral of skiing death schoolgirl

Hundreds of people gathered for the funeral of London schoolgirl Poonam Bhattal, who died while on a school trip in the Italian Alps last month.

The 13 year-old, from Slough, fell 20ft from a chairlift and collapsed and died shortly afterwards.

Poonam's parents brought her coffin to her school, Guru Nanak Sikh Academy, in Hayes, west London, to allow fellow pupils to say their goodbyes.

Greg Hall, Vice Principal of the school described her as a "bright and joyful" young girl.

  • 08 Mar 2013
  • From the section London