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Aus­tralian theme park to re­open 6 weeks af­ter 4 deaths

An Aus­tralian theme park said yes­ter­day that it will re­open more than six weeks af­ter four peo­ple died in a ride mal­func­tion.

Dreamworld on Queens­land state’s Gold Coast will re­open to the pub­lic with sev­eral of its rides op­er­at­ing on Dec. 10, the park owner Ar­dent Leisure Group told the Aus­tralian Se­cu­ri­ties Ex­change.

The Thun­der River Rapids ride, in which four peo­ple died when a raft over­turned on Oct. 25, will never re­open.

The rest of Dreamworld’s rides will pro­gres­sively open as they are signed off as part of a safety re­view, the com­pany said.

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