4 killed on river rapids ride at Australian theme park

SYDNEY (AP) — Four people have been killed in an accident at a popular theme park on Australia’s east coast.

Miche Paterson, a spokeswoman for Dreamworld, says two men and two women died Tuesday while on a river rapids ride at the park, located on Queensland state’s Gold Coast. She had no information on how the accident occurred.

Paterson says the park was closed following the accident.

Queensland police spokesman Kieran Self said police also did not yet have information on how the injuries occurred.

Aerial footage of the park showed paramedics at the Thunder River Rapids ride, which whisks riders in circular rafts along a fast-moving, man-made river.
 

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