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Flash floods hit Kenyan tourist spot

Dozens of people, including several British tourists, have been airlifted to safety after flash floods hit one of Kenya's wildlife parks.

The Ewaso Nyiro River in Samburu and Isiolo districts burst its banks on Wednesday night following heavy rain.

The Royal Air Force and British Army helped in the rescue effort.

RAF Flight Lieutenant Nick Cowen told the BBC the floods were like nothing he had ever seen before.

Will Ross reports.

Footage courtesy of Jimmy Greenwood


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