Six Missing After Flash Floods Hits Hells Gate
One person died and six others were missing after they were swept away by flash floods while walking in a gorge at Hells Gate National Park in Naivasha on Sunday evening.
Kenya Wildlife Service Spokesman Paul Udoto said the seven members of a church youth group from Nairobi were on a tour the park when the incident happened.
â€œOne body has been retrieved while search efforts to account for the missing six are ongoing despite the darkness in the gorges,â€ he said.
The seven went missing just before dusk when the 40-member youth group from Mukara PCEA church in Nairobi encountered sudden flash floods.
â€œThe rains resulting in the unexpected flash floods had fallen elsewhere and not in Hells Gate and its environs,â€ said Udoto.
Guides accompanying the youth group managed to rescue the rest of the party to safety.
â€œPolice are helping with the ongoing search efforts,â€ said Udoto.
Hellâ€™s Gate National Park lies to the south of Lake Naivasha.
Source: Capital FM