Six feared dead after floods rock Hell’s Gate national park

Hell's Gate

Six people on excursion at the Hell’s Gate in Naivasha are feared dead after they were reportedly swept away by floods.

The six include five tourists and their guide. The body of a woman of Asian origin was recovered at Suswa town.

Among the six who are missing, five were tourists while one was their tour guide.

According to a source at the park, one of the survivors alerted officers from Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) manning the park, after managing to escape from the ragging floods in gorges.

“We received reports of flooding in the gorges from a survivor, we managed to rescue him but six others are still missing, “said an officer at the Hells Gate National Park.

The survivor revealed that his wife was among the six swept away by the floods.

The incident occurred at around 4 pm, after rains pounded the areas of Mt. Longonot and Kingdom.

Nakuru County Police Commander Stephen Matu said they have deployed officers to the park to join the search and rescue team.

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