Friends have spoken of the “beautiful and vibrant” young girl who has died at the T in the Park music festival in Scotland.
Police Scotland yesterday confirmed that two teenagers died in unrelated incidents at the festival, which is being held in Strathallan.
The Echo understands that a 17-year-old girl who died is Megan Bell, of Seaham, County Durham. She attended St Anthony’s Girls’ Catholic Academy.
Scores of tributes and well wishes have been posted on social media to Megan, and to a 17-year-old man who also died.
Writing on the Echo’s Facebook page, Mary Bartle said: “Heartbreaking and tragic. Thoughts are with her loved ones. RIP.”
Simone Newby said: “Devastating RIP Megan, love with the family.”
Kathleen Kelly: “Can’t believe it. She was such a beautiful vibrant young girl.”
Alison Collinson wrote: “A Lovely girl from a lovely family - its just heartbreaking Thoughts with all the family xx rip megan x.”
Deborah Hodgson Mcananey said: “Rest in peace Megan, we are all devastated, gone too soon fly with the angels sweetheart, our thoughts are with your family xx.”
Danielle Wilson wrote: “Devastating news my heart goes out to her family beautiful girl took to soon xx.”
Julie Reay said: “So sad..thinking of your family at this heartbreaking time.”
The family have said they are too upset to speak at this time.
Police Scotland has confirmed that the force is providing support to the families of both teenagers.