U. S. Ambassador Samantha Power's Convoy Strikes, Kills Boy in Cameroon

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Source:   —  April 19, 2016, at 0:38 AM

S. ambassador to the United Nations, the State Dept said. "We all here are grieving with the family of that youthful boy who was killed by the vehicle in the convoy," State Dept spokesman John Kirby said.

U. S. Ambassador Samantha Power's Convoy Strikes, Kills Boy in Cameroon

A youthful Cameroonian boy was killed Monday when he was struck by a vehicle in the motorcade transporting Samantha Power, the U. S. ambassador to the United Nations, the State Dept said.

"We all here are grieving with the family of that youthful boy who was killed by the vehicle in the convoy," State Dept spokesman John Kirby said. "We all share in the grief and the sorrow that resulted from this tragic, just terrible, terrible accident."

Power was in Cameroon to visit refugee camps and speak with Cameroonian executive about addressing the growing threat of the terrorist grouping Boko Haram in the region.

A UNICEF report said latest mo that more than 1.3 million children have been uprooted by Boko Haram violence. The area just exterior of Maroua where Power was at the time of the incident has been the target of recent attacks.

Kirby said he couldn't speak to whether the boy'south family would get financial compensation, but he said Power is "feeling this deeply" and visited with the family today to express her regrets.

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