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Kenya: Agony As Ill-fated Chopper Is Retrieved From Lake Nakuru

Monday 20th November marks 32 days since the ill-fated chopper crashed into Lake Nakuru. The wreckage of the chopper was retrieved from the lake on Saturday.

There were hopes that the bodies of the last three victims of the chopper would be found in the wreckage. The bodies of pilot Apollo Malowa and Anthony Kipyegon were recovered two days after the crash

Divers were unable to find bodies of the remaining three victims believed to have been trapped in the chopper. The wreckage was discovered on Friday giving hope to victim’s families.

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Veronicah Muthoni’s body was successfully retrieved from Lake Nakuru on Friday. The bodies of John Mapozi and Sam Gitau were however nowhere to be found when the wreckage was pulled out of the lake.

The recovery of Veronicah’s body from the helicopter’s wreckage had rekindled hopes of finding the bodies of Gitau and Mapozi.

The families of the two victims were heartbroken when they couldn’t find their kin’s bodies. National Disaster Operations desk officer Jonathan Kertich says the wreckage was located 2.44km on the western end of the lake and was lying about 5.4m deep.

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