Malika Shamas and Haider Ali died after getting into difficulty in water near pier in Clacton-on-Sea

A 14-year-old girl who got into difficulty in the sea off Essex with her older brother and cousin died of immersion, an inquest has heard, while her brother died of pneumonia, brain damage and drowning two days later.

Malika Shamas, from Luton, was on a family trip to Clacton-on-Sea and got into difficulty in the water near Clacton pier at around 1.40pm on 8 August with her brother Haider Ali, 18, and a cousin, Wednesday’s hearing in Chelmsford was told.

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