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Six dead, one missing in flash flood at Kenya’s Hell Gate park

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Flash floods swept away a tour group at Kenya’s Hell’s Gate National Park, which lead to the death of six people and left one missing.

Kenya’s Wildlife Service revealed on Twitter that the incident occurred on Sunday, August 1, in the Rift Valley, northwest of the capital Nairobi.

Moreover, those swept by the floods were two minors, two women, two men, and the local guide.

Following the incident, two survivors from the group reportedly alerted park rangers who sent out a search party and helicopter.

These seven belong to 12-strong groups, visiting the Park Rift Valley and six of them are Kenyans.

Kenya’s Wildlife Service had reached out to the victims next of kin and searches continue for the one missing.

Consequently, Kenya suspended visits to the park after the sad incident.

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