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  1. #1
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    Jul 2009

    FL - The Dalai Lama's nephew killed in accident during peace walk

    How tragic. I only hope that this pans out to truly be a horrid accident.


    Nephew of Dalai Lama Killed Along Fla. Highway, walking 300 miles for Tibetan independence

    "The Dalai Lama's nephew was killed Monday along a Florida highway during one of his long treks to bring awareness to the Tibetan struggle for independence from China, officials said.

    Jigme K. Norbu (pronounced JIG'-me NOHR'-boo), 45, was hit by an SUV around 7:30 p.m. on State Road A1A along the state's eastern coast, the Florida Highway Patrol reported. Police released few other details.

    According to www.ambassadorforworldpeace.org, Norbu was on a Valentine's Day "Walk for Tibet" some 300 miles from St. Augustine south to West Palm Beach..."

    more at link

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    San Diego
    Dalai Lama's nephew hit by car, killed in Fla.

    Jigme K. Norbu was on a 300-mile 'Walk for Tibet'; driver said to be 'traumatized'

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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Oh, how awful! It sounds like a dangerous stretch of highway to be walking at night. It's a strange phenomenon that we as drivers tend to unconsciously steer toward things we're staring at, especially when fatigued. It would have been safer to use the sidewalk on the other side of this road.

    Poor man. At least he died doing something he passionately believed in. RIP

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