4 Dead in Australia Dreamworld tragedy: Witnesses saw ride Flip and crush passengers

Four people are confirmed to have died after an accident on the Thunder River Rapid Ride at Dreamworld on the Gold Coast.

Witnesses said they saw the ride flip and crush passengers.

There are reports a mother, father, uncle and child were on the ride.

Emergency crews including seven ambulances are at the scene of the Thunder River Rapids Ride.

Emergency services at the Thunder River Rapids Ride. Image: 7 News
 VIDEO The Thunder River Rapids Ride in action.

Dreamworld have confirmed the incident happened at the Thunder River Rapids Ride.

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Queensland Police have confirmed it was a “workplace incident”.

Currently, half of the theme-park is closed, with most people choosing to go home.

Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate has paid tribute to those who were killed at the theme-park.

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He said, “This is a very sad day for our city. Our thoughts are with the families of those affected and the emergency staff in attendance. I urge everyone to show the respect needed as the relevant authorities undertake investigations in to what has occurred. A truly sad day for all.”

A fleet of emergency service vehicles outside the park. Image: ABC

Dreamworld released a statement confirming there was at “three fatalities”.

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A spokesperson said, “Dreamworld is working as quickly as possible to establish the facts around the incident and is working closely with emergency authorities and police to do this.”

“Dreamworld’s focus and priority is with the families of those involved in this tragedy and will be providing an update to the public as soon as information becomes available.”

Shocked US Olympic gold medalist Matthew Centrowitz said he had been on the ride just a few minutes before the accident.