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At least four dead and three missing from heavy flooding in a national park in Kenya

NAIROBI, Sep 2 (Reuters / EP) –

At least four people have died and three others are missing due to heavy flooding on Monday at Hell's Gate National Park in central Kenya.

The country's Wildlife Service (KWS) has indicated that the incident has taken place northwest of the capital, Nairobi. “The search and rescue efforts for the three missing tourists are being carried out in the park,” said the KWS.

At least four dead and three missing from heavy flooding in a national park in Kenya
At least four dead and three missing from heavy flooding in a national park in Kenya

“Two other bodies have been recovered during the night, which places the number of deaths due to these tragic floods at four,” he said.

Among the victims are five Kenyan tourists, a local guide and a sixth person whose nationality has not been revealed.

The park is famous for its steam columns due to the geothermal activity that is under the ground and in adjacent areas. Said steam is sometimes used to generate electricity.

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