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Kenya Floods- Six people feared dead at Hell Gate’s National Park

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Six tourists have been confirmed dead and one person is declared missing after the Kenya floods at Hell Gate’s National Park in Kenya, according to authorities.

Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) in a tweet reported the sad incident which occurred on Sunday

“Six bodies of the flash flood victims have been recovered, leaving one tourist missing. The search and rescue operation continues as we reach out to next of kin to share details of sad incident and plan together next course of action,” KWS tweeted on Monday.

The group included five Kenyan tourists, a local guide and a non-resident whose nationality was not disclosed. KWS said the gorge in the park was closed to the public on Sunday after the incident.

Kenya Floods - Kenya Wildlife Service
Kenya Wildlife Service

Hell’s Gate National Park is named after a narrow break in the cliffs, once a tributary of a prehistoric lake that fed early humans in the Rift Valley. It was established in 1984.

 

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