Ol-jorowa gorge closed after seven killed by flash floods

By KASS Online

A killer gorge in Hell’s Gate National Park in Naivasha has been closed indefinitely after seven people, among them six tourists and a tour guide were swept away by flash floods on Sunday.

Rescuers on Monday continued with a search to recover one body after six were recovered.

“One tourist still missing as six bodies have been found in the tragic incident involving tourists exploring the gorges in Hell’s Gate National Park,” said Paul Udoto, from KWS Communications Department.

Some of the bodies were recovered on Sunday night and others Monday morning.

“Our hearts and prayers are with the family and loved ones of those who died in the tragedy,” Udoto said, in announcing the indefinite closure of the famous gorge in the park that is preferred by tourists.

Seven years ago, seven members of a church group–the Pentecostal Church of East Africa (PCEA)–died when they were washed away by floods at the same location.