Six bodies recovered, one tourist missing following flash floods in Naivasha

By Evans Maritim On Mon, 2 Sep, 2019 09:05 | < 1 min read
Flash floods in Naivasha in the past. PHOTO: COURTESY
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    “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 morning.

Six bodies of the Sunday flash flood victims have been recovered and one tourist is still missing at Hell’s Gate National Park in Naivasha, the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) has said.

“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 morning.

According to KWS, the seven victims included five Kenyan tourists, a local guide and a non-resident.

“The gorge in Hell’s Gate National Park has been closed to the public with immediate effect due to continuing rains. A helicopter will be released from Nairobi to help with the search and rescue operation,” KWS said on Sunday evening.

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