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Gate of Hell: Six Bodies Found After a Tour Group Swept by a Flood



  The upper throat of Hell

Six bodies have been recovered after an excursion group was swept away by a flash flood in Kenyan National Park.

Five nationals of Kenya, a local guide and a foreigner are involved in the incident at Hell & # 39; s National Park on Sunday.

One tourist is still missing and the search and rescue operation continues.

About 1

00 km (60 miles) northwest of Nairobi, the capital is closed. [19659007] The missing and dead were part of a group of 13 who visited the Rift Valley in the park, AFP reported.

The group was trapped. in one of the gorges when lightning floods swept through the park.

After the incident, It happened during heavy rainfall, two survivors of the group signaled rangers in the park who sent a search group and a helicopter.

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Named after a narrow break in its cliffs, it was once a tributary of a prehistoric lake and its ravines are prone to flooding. [19659007] The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS), which runs the park, said tourists were always accompanied by guides who have been trained to detect da dovna water which flows downstream of the gorge.

"Experienced guides … are able to signal tourists for impending emergencies and direct them to exit points," he tweeted.

"Since the last such tragedy in 2012, we have created clearly marked emergency exits throughout the gorge as escape routes in the event of danger such as ash flooding," it is said.

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Emergency exit signs were installed after seven people were killed in a similar incident in 2012.

In 2012, seven people died in a similar flood at Hell's Gate, frequented by tourists and camps.

Many Kenyans are angry that the incident seems to have recurred, and some wonder if the park should remain open during the rainy season, Ferdinand Omondi tells the BBC.

The park is the site of spectacular scenery and inspired Disney's hit animated movie "The Lion King." The 2003 movie Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life was also filmed there.

It was established in 1984 and also has three geothermal stations.


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