CANBERRA -- You never know who will be touched by a major disaster.
Labor Senator Sam Dastyari has a strong family connection to one of the victims of the malfunctioning Dreamworld ride, Roozbeh Araghi.
I was lucky enough to have been raised with Roozi Araghi. He was a caring, gentle and sweet soul. Australia worse for the loss. pic.twitter.com/GxrnKlEHio— Sam Dastyari (@samdastyari) October 26, 2016
In fact, he said he was raised with him, revealing Araghi's father helped Dastyari's family came to Australia from war-torn Iran in the late 1980s.
Dastyari has mourned his friend on Facebook, revealing he feels "devastated that such a caring, loving, sweet and sensitive friend has been lost".
Araghi was the partner of Luke Dorsett, who also died Tuesday along with Dorsett's sister Kate Goodchild and an unidentified 42-year-old woman.
Dastyari also said he was "angry that this could happen at a venue like Dreamworld".
"Today is a very sad day," the Senator added.