DATE : Tuesday 25 October 2016 - 17:10
NEWS ID : 1739
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Dreamworld accident:

4 dead in Queensland Ride Malfunction

Four people were killed at Australia’s largest theme park Tuesday when a ride malfunctioned, police said

4 dead in Queensland Ride Malfunction

Caspian International News Agency-Two men, ages 35 and 32, and two women, ages 42 and 38, were pronounced dead by police following the incident on the Thunder River Rapids Ride at the Dreamworld theme park in Queensland.

Police were called to the site after reports that “a number of people had been injured by a conveyor belt.”
Investigators examine the ride and the site of the accident.
“One of the rides had sustained some sort of malfunction, causing two people to be ejected from a ride, another two people were caught inside the ride,” said Gavin Fuller, acting senior operations supervisor for Queensland Ambulance Service.
Fuller said the victims had sustained injuries that were not survivable, adding that “a number” of staff from the ambulance service had been “deeply affected by this terrible incident.”
Inspector Tod Reid of the Queensland Police told reporters that an investigation is under way and police are trying to contact the victims’ families.
Dreamworld, located in Gold Coast, about 45 minutes from Brisbane, is the largest theme park in Australia. It includes animal attractions and more than 50 rides, according to its owner, Ardent Leisure.
In a statement, company secretary Alan Shedden said: “Dreamworld’s focus and priority is with the families of those involved in this tragedy.”
Craig Davidson, the park’s CEO, announced its closure at a news conference following the accident.



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