Australian theme park to reopen six weeks after ride killed four

Australian theme park to reopen six weeks after ride killed four

An Australian theme park will re-open on December 10, six weeks after four people died in a ride malfunction.

Two victims were thrown from the Thunder River Rapids ride and two were trapped inside in the tragedy at Dreamworld on the Gold Coast of Queensland on October 25.

Dreamworld said it would demolish the ride and conduct a "multi-level" independent safety review.

The park will reopen with a charity weekend in time for local school holidays, according to the BBC.

Dreamworld owner Ardent Leisure said the attraction and its adjoining water park, Whitewater World, would only offer rides that had passed rigorous safety checks.

"Dreamworld's other rides will progressively open as they are signed off as part of the safety review process," the company said.

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