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US Ambassador’s Convoy Kills Boy In Cameroon

US Ambassador’s Convoy Kills Boy In Cameroon US Ambassador’s Convoy Kills Boy In Cameroon

The United States, U.S Ambassador to the UN, Samantha Power has expressed “great sorrow” after her motorcade accidentally hit and killed a seven-year-old boy in Cameroon.

The envoy was in Cameroon to show US support for the campaign against Boko Haram when the accident happened on Monday.

She said she met the boy’s family to offer “profound condolences”.

An armoured jeep knocked down the boy as he tried to cross a road when the convoy was heading towards a refugee camp.

“Although the boy received immediate medical care from an ambulance in our convoy, he died shortly thereafter,” Ms Power said.

U.S has not confirmed if government will pay compensation to the boy’s family who lived in a village in northern Cameroon, AFP news agency reports.

The vehicle that struck the boy stopped, but was then ordered by U.S security forces to continue travelling through the unsecured area.

Ms Power later met children at a camp for people who fled attacks by Boko Haram, which is fighting to establish an Islamic state in the region.


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