Relatives grieve as bodies of some of the victims are retrieved by rescuers, after a flash flood in Hell's Gate national park near Naivasha, Kenya. Picture: AP Photo
Relatives grieve as bodies of some of the victims are retrieved by rescuers, after a flash flood in Hell's Gate national park near Naivasha, Kenya. Picture: AP Photo

Six dead, one missing after floods in Kenyan park

By Time of article published Sep 2, 2019

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Nairobi - Six bodies have been recovered and one tourist is

still missing after they were swept away by a flash flood in Hell's

Gate National Park, the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) confirmed on

Monday.

A search and rescue team was dispatched on Sunday after the group,

which is said to have included five Kenyans, a local tour guide and

one tourist whose nationality is not yet known, were swept away amid

heavy rains, KWS said on its official Twitter page.

The gorge where the incident occurred was closed to the public due to

the continuing rains.

The KWS said that since a similar tragedy in 2012, when seven people

were killed, emergency exits have been clearly marked along the

gorge.

Hell's Gate is a popular wildlife park about 100 kilometres

north-west of the capital, Nairobi.

Its beautiful landscape inspired Disney's The Lion King and the

gorges in Hell's Gate were used as a location for Tomb Raider, the

blockbuster movie featuring Angelina Jolie.

dpa

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