Death ride theme park to re-open in Aus­tralia

The Myanmar Times - - World -

Aus­tralia’s big­gest theme park an­nounced its re-open­ing yes­ter­day, six weeks af­ter four peo­ple were killed on a mal­func­tion­ing wa­ter ride, with the all-clear given fol­low­ing a rig­or­ous safety re­view. Two women and two men died when rafts on the Thun­der River Rapids ride at the hugely pop­u­lar Dream­world tourist at­trac­tion on the Gold Coast col­lided on Oc­to­ber 25. Ar­dent Leisure, which owns the park and ini­tially came in for heavy crit­i­cism for the way it han­dled the tragedy, said it would re­sume op­er­a­tions with all funds from the open­ing week­end go­ing to char­ity. Ar­dent Leisure pre­vi­ously an­nounced the Thun­der River Rapids ride will be de­mol­ished and a per­ma­nent memo­rial to the vic­tims erected at the site.

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