Death toll in Hell's gate floods tragedy increase

Tragic deaths

Death toll in Hell's gate floods tragedy increase (Courtesy)

The Kenya Wildlife Service has confirmed that six bodies have been recovered following flash floods at Hell's Gate in Naivasha.

KWS stated that they were still searching for one more person who is missing.

On Sunday night, KWS officials had said that two bodies had been found, while the five others were still missing by Sunday night.

Six of those dead are Kenyans, including their tour guide while the nationality of the seventh had not been established, authorities said.

Missing person

Seven tourists were swept away by flash floods. six bodies have been recovered while one is missing,” KWS Communications department said.

The tourists were washed away alongside their tour guide as they explored the gorge in Hell’s Gate, where 2003 film “Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life” was shot on location.

Hell’s Gate, which was established in 1984, has in the past claimed the lives of several domestic and international tourists.

In 2012, seven members of a church group–the Pentecostal Church of East Africa (PCEA)–died at Hell's gate.

The 7 were washed away by floods at Ol Jorwa, a dangerous area with gorges in the park, prone to flash floods during the rainy season.

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