Fu Sen, a Chinese peacekeeper who served in the United Nations peacekeeping mission from 2017 to 2018 in South Sudan, died aged 23 on Tuesday, media reported on Friday.
Fu was born in east China's Jiangsu Province and died on Tuesday morning at 7:59 a.m. local time.
Fu was infected with Plasmodium falciparum malaria during his peacekeeping mission and received treatment for the disease for over 400 days in China.
From September 2017 to September 2018, he was a member of the medical unit of the eighth batch of China's peacekeeping forces in South Sudan.
A formation of Chinese peacekeepers marches in the parade during the celebrations marking the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China (PRC) in Beijing, October 1, 2019. (Photo: VCG)