UN peacekeeper struck, killed by truck in Haiti


PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — The U.N. says one of its peacekeepers has died in an apparent accident in a town north of the capital. A spokesman says the 26-year-old soldier from Nepal was standing outside her unit’s base when a truck struck and killed her. Spokesman Vincenzo Pugliese said the driver jumped out of the truck and fled the scene on foot after hitting the soldier.

The incident is under investigation.The U.N. identified the soldier as Bhagawati Neupane and said she had been in Haiti since October 2010. The incident occurred Tuesday near the central plateau town of Mirebalais. There are about 1,000 Nepalese peacekeepers in Haiti.