Hell’s Gate: Kenya tour group swept away by flash flood

Two people have been confirmed dead and five others are missing after a tour group was swept away by a flash flood during heavy rains in a Kenyan national park.

The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) said the incident at Hell's Gate National Park involved five Kenyan nationals, a local tour guide and a "foreigner".

Two bodies were recovered during a search-and-rescue operation, which is still under way.

The park has now been closed.

AFP news agency reports that the missing and dead were part of a 12-strong group that were visiting Hells Gate, about 60 miles (100km) north-west of the capital Nairobi.

Local media report that a survivor from the group alerted park rangers after the incident took place, and a search party and helicopter were dispatched to the scene.

A police officer, speaking on condition of anonymity, told AFP that the rest of the missing were "presumed dead", based on witness accounts from suRead More – Source