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Dalai Lama's nephew dies in traffic accident

By the CNN Wire Staff
Jigme Norbu, nephew of the Dalai Lama (pictured), was hit by a car while walking along A1A in Flagler County.
Jigme Norbu, nephew of the Dalai Lama (pictured), was hit by a car while walking along A1A in Flagler County.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Jigme Norbu was taking part in a "Walk for Tibet" from St. Augustine to West Palm Beach
  • He was walking along a highway in northeast Florida when he was hit by a car

For more information on this story, go to CNN affiliate CFN13

(CNN) -- A nephew of the Dalai Lama died in northeast Florida Monday evening after he was hit by a car while walking along a highway.

"Yes, it is true unfortunately," said Tempa Tshering, a representative of the Dalai Lama in New Delhi, India.

Jigme Norbu, 45, was walking southbound along A1A in Flagler County when he was hit by a car driven by Keith O'Dell, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

Norbu was taking part in a "Walk for Tibet" from St. Augustine to West Palm Beach, according to the Ambassadors for World Peace website.

 
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