Posted: 26 October, 2016
Two Children Thrown From Dreamworld Ride Hospitalised
QLD Premier says the childrens' care is a priority
Pic credit: AAP
The two children who somehow survived being thrown from Dreamworld's Thunder River Rapids ride, before the deaths of four adults, are now at the Gold Coast University Hospital.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says the kids.. believed to be aged 10 and 12.. are being cared for, with their health and wellbeing considered a top priority for authorities.
"We need to make sure that they are getting the care and the counselling that they need."
"But also, too, there were a large number of families who actually witnessed what had happened. We need to ensure that they also get the necessary counselling."
Palaszczuk says support staff will also be on hand for Dreamworld staff and the dozens of emergency personnel who responded to the accident.
"We're going to have to help the family of Dreamworld."
"We will leave no stone unturned. There will be a thorough investigation by the police and the coroner. We need to ensure that this never happens again,"
Gold Coast mayor Tom Tate says the horror accident has hit a lot of locals and Australians hard.
"Australians one way or another have connections to this ride, this theme park and the Gold Coast and everyone, the community is feeling it,"
Earlier, the identities of three of the four victims were revealed.
At least one of the children thrown from the ride is the daughter of the 32 year old woman killed, Kate Goodchild.
There are reports the little girl had been screaming for her mum after watching the horror unfold.