Dreamworld: Siblings among dead at Australia theme park

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A sister and brother have been named as among four people killed at a theme park in Australia on Tuesday.

Kate Goodchild and Luke Dorsett, 32 and 35, died on the Thunder River Rapids ride at Dreamworld on Queensland’s Gold Coast, their mother said.

Mr Dorsett’s partner Roozbeh Araghi was also killed, the ABC reports. Two children survived in what officials said was “almost a miracle”.

The park has been closed “indefinitely” and an investigation is under way.

“Our immediate concern now is to support the families of the victims and to provide appropriate counselling to our visitors and staff,” the park said in a statement.

“We are working closely with authorities to understand exactly what occurred.”

Dreamworld bills itself as Australia’s biggest theme park with more than 50 rides and attractions. Visitors have been laying floral tributes at the park to honour the victims.