Six dead, one missing after floods in Kenyan park
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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
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
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.