US compensates family of child killed in motorcade incident

File-This April 18, 2016, file photo shows U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power holding the hand of a child as she meets with a family that fled Boko Haram while visiting Moloko, Cameroon. The United States has provided compensation to the family of a Cameroonian child who was killed by a vehicle in U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power’s motorcade. The package included about $1,725 in cash; a pair of cows; hundreds of kilograms of flour, onions, rice, salt and sugar; and cartons of soap and oil. State Department spokesman Jeffrey Loree says the U.S. also is drilling a well for potable water in the northern Cameroon village where the seven-year-old boy lived. The accident occurred in April as Power visited the front lines in the war against Boko Haram. An armored jeep in Power’s motorcade struck the child as he darted into the road, killing him instantly. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)WASHINGTON (AP) — Hoping to make amends for a tragic accident, the United States has provided a wide range of compensation to a Cameroonian family whose child was killed by a vehicle in U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power’s motorcade. The package included everything from cash to cows, U.S. officials said.

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