Google exec Dan Fredinburg killed at Mt. Everest in Nepal earthquake: Ex girlfriend Sophia Bush, others mourn loss
Nepal earthquake yesterday has killed more than 2500 people thus far. Many more thousand people are still to be accounted for. Reports suggest that more than four hundred thousand foreign tourists are stranded in different parts of Nepal.
Nepal is a tourist attraction. With abundant beauty, the Himalayan nation is one of the cheapest option for western tourists and they come in droves. At any time of the year, here are hundreds of thousands of people enjoying the natural beauty and the carefree local people. This land locked nation has emerged as a major attraction, more particularly after the end of the leftist insurgency.
In the meantime, latest reports suggest that a top Google executive Dan Fredinburg has also lost his life in Nepal. Latest reports suggest that when the massive 7.9 earthquake hit Nepal, Fredinburg was climbing Mt. Everest. 16 more people lost his life at or near Mt. Everest. According to his sister Megan, Fredinburg suffered a major head injury. She posted news of his death on his Instagram account.
While making the announcement, his sister said on a social networking site, â€œIt is with the greatest sorrow that we report the death of one of our Everest team members, Daniel Fredinburg. Two other team members have non-life threatening injuries, as a result of the avalanche that struck base camp during the earthquake and its aftershocks. They are being looked after in base camp. All Sherpas and other team members are uninjured and are safe in base camp or in Gorak Shep, a nearby cluster of tea houses and lodgesâ€¦Our thoughts and prayers go out to Danâ€™s family and friends whilst we pray too for all those who have lost their lives in one of the greatest tragedies ever to hit this Himalayan nationâ€.
His friends and acquaintances are all showering praise on him. Well-known actress Sophia Bush, who has appeared in photos with Fredinburg said that he was â€œone-of-a-kindâ€ in an Instagram post. â€œA dancing robot who liked to ride dinosaurs and chase the sun and envision a better future for the world. His brain knew how to build itâ€¦His heart was constantly evolving to push himself to make it soâ€, said she.
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