Update: Police confirm four adults have died at Dreamworld

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Update: Queensland Police have confirmed four people have died on a popular ride at Dreamworld on the Gold Coast.

“Police were called to the site at Coomera around 2.20pm following reports that a number of people had been injured on a conveyor belt,” a police statement confirmed.

“Four adults have been confirmed as deceased.”

Emergency services crews remain on the scene and investigations are ongoing.

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Earlier: There is tragic news coming out of Dreamworld this afternoon after a serious incident on one of the theme park’s popular rides.

Dreamworld has released a statement confirming that there have been “at least three fatalities” this afternoon.

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Nine News is reporting that officers at the scene said a person had become caught in a conveyer belt on the popular Thunder River Rapids family ride at around 3pm (AEST).

The park has since been evacuated, with emergency services on the scene.

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Footage from Nine News helicopters shows one of the six-seat carriages on the ride flipped on the conveyer belt.

The conveyer belt is used to deliver the floating tyre-shaped carriages to the area where you get on and off the ride. 

Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate issued a statement describing the incident as “a very sad day for our city”. 

“Our thoughts are with the families of those affected – and the emergency staff in attendance,” he wrote. 

“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.”