Sep 1, 2019

Hell's Gate: Kenya tour group swept away by flash flood

Two people have been confirmed dead and five others are missing after a tour group was swept away by a flash flood during heavy rains in a Kenyan national park. The Kenya Wildlife Service said the incident at at Hell's Gate National Park involved five Kenyan nationals, a local tour guide and a "Foreigner". AFP news agency reports that the missing and dead were part of a 12-strong group that were visiting Hells Gate, about 60 miles north-west of the capital Nairobi. Local media report that a survivor from the group alerted park rangers after the incident took place, and a search party and helicopter were dispatched to the scene. The park, set up in 1984, also houses three geothermal stations.

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