16 Feb '11, 2am

The Dalai Lama's nephew was hit by a car and killed while on a US walk to promote Tibetan independence

The Dalai Lama's nephew was hit by a car and killed while on a US walk to promote Tibetan independence

The Venerable Arjia Rinpoche, director of The Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center, says a prayer behind a photograph of Jigme Norbu, the late Dalai Lama's nephew. -- PHOTO: AP PALM COAST (Florida) - THE Dalai Lama's nephew was smiling, radiating energy as he tackled the first leg of a 480km walk to promote Tibet's independence from China. He insisted on finishing the last three kilometres on his own, even as darkness fell. 'For the cause,' Jigme K. Norbu said, as he had on so many similar journeys before. Norbu was alone on a dark coastal highway on Monday when was struck and killed by a sport utility vehicle. He was headed south in the same direction as traffic, following the road's white line, according to the Highway Patrol. The impact crumpled the vehicle's hood and shattered the front windshield. Authorities said it appeared to be an accident and the driver, 31...

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