News of the demise of several tourists at Hell’s Gate in Naivasha has shocked Kenyans.
Tragedy struck again at Hells Gate National Park, when a group of tourists and their guide got overwhelmed by a flash flood, caused by a severe rainstorm some distance away.
KWS broke the news saying
It is with deep sorrow that we announce a tragedy this evening in Hell’s Gate National Park in Naivasha, in which an unknown number of tourists are feared to have drowned in flash floods while others survived
Pictured: Naivasha MP Jayne Kihara consoles grieving families at Hells Gate
Six of the seven bodies of the flash flood victims have been recovered, leaving one tourist missing. The seven victims included five Kenyan tourists, a local guide and a non-resident.
The search and rescue operation continues. The park has also been closed.
Maina Kageni and co-host Mwalimu Kingangi sent out their tributes to the dead and injured saying
I’ve been to Hell’s Gate. It’s crazy, that’s why they are called flash floods, but it’s the most beautiful place there, just be careful, you just don’t know when the water comes, to the affected families pole sana,
Jane Kihara the area MP has also condoled with the families. She shared her message that read
It’s such a sad situation for one to loose loved ones through such an unexpected tragedy like it happened to these families