Police have confirmed that investigations into the horror accident at Dreamworld have formally begun, and that the incident in question was caught on the park’s CCTV system.

“There is CCTV footage available and that will be reviewed as part of the investigation,” said Inspector Tod Reid, who confirmed that police will remain onsite for a lengthy period of time to assist with the investigation and provide assistance in recovering the bodies of the four victims.

“We have specialist police here engaged with witnesses and those people are being offered support, along with the responding police are being offered appropriate support as well,” he continued.

Dreamworld CEO Craig Davidson spoke to the media and confirmed a message which currently appears on the Dreamworld website which reads that the park will be closed until further notice. “At this stage, the park is closed and Dreamworld is working closely with police and emergency services and authorities to establish the facts around the incident,” he said.

“We are deeply shocked and saddened by this and our hearts and our thoughts go to the families involved and to their loved ones.”

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull issued a statement about the accident. “Theme parks are a place for family fun and happiness, not tragedy. This is a very, very, sad, tragic event. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of those who lost their lives.”

“This is a very sad day, and we trust there will be a thorough investigation into the causes of this accident over the days to follow,” Mr Turnbull said.

We’ll keep you updated as the story develops.

Source: Sydney Morning Herald.

Photo: 9News.