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Nepalese foreigner swept by Indian ocean waves while taking selfies

By Antynet Ford

A Nepalese national tragically lost his life yesterday at the shores of the Indian Ocean in Vipingo, Kilifi County.

Jay Bahadur Aley, an employee at a local gas company, met with a fatal fate while capturing selfies on Tuesday night.

He was alongside his friend and colleague.

Aley was strolling along the ocean’s edge when the unfortunate incident occurred.

The colleague told police Aley slipped into the water drowning before the swept  strong waves of the ocean swept him away.

Extensive efforts by the authorities are on to search for Aley’s body.

The Kenya Coast Guard athorities and the MET had advised locals to avoid the ocean following an alert of strong waves triggered by Cyclone Hidaya.

Police said they were investigating the incident.

The warning against beach events is still on  because of the strong and dangerous waves and heavy rains being experienced.

The meteorological department has warned of landslides and flooding in some areas following heavy rains that have displaced thousands and suspended many other activities.

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