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In the recent CNN article “Dreamworld accident: 2 children survive fatal theme park malfunction” written by Euan McKirdy, Rebecca Wright, and James Masters, the writers share the tragic results of Dreamworld’s most recent ride malfunction.

“Two children survived a deadly ride malfunction at Australia's largest theme park, which killed four people on Tuesday.”

According to the article, “Police said Wednesday, a boy, and a girl, aged 10 and 12, were able to ‘extricate themselves,' in what Brian Codd, Assistant Commissioner for Southeast Region of Queensland Police Service, described as "almost a miracle.”

McKirdy, Wright, and Masters’ article describe that “Six people were riding on a ‘flume’ at the Thunder River Rapids Ride at Dreamworld theme park in Queensland when the malfunction occurred. Their flume flipped after it came into contact with another carriage towards the end of the ride, tossing some of the passengers onto the conveyor belt, where they were caught in the machinery, Codd said on Wednesday morning.”

Codd shares that “the two children are traumatized and being cared for by their family, adding they were lucky to be alive.”