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Google exec amongst thousands killed in Nepal quake

The worst earthquake to hit the region in 80 years claims thousands of lives and injuries to survivors
By: Ben Gourlay | Business, Financial & Legal News | Posted: Apr 27, 2015 4:09 am

The death toll from the 7.8-magnitude quake which struck Nepal on Saturday, leveling towns and triggering avalanches on Mount Everest, has tragically risen to nearly 3,200. The disaster has also claimed the life of Dan Fredinburg, an adventurous Google executive who headed the privacy division for Google X along with its product management team, who was scaling Everest at the time the quake hit.



Described as the worst quake to hit the region in 80 years, with widespread damage and injuries - even causing deaths in neighboring China and India, mainly from falling debris.




Google's Crisis Response team has moved fast to institute the 'Google People Finder' page, to get word on the safety of thousands of people still missing in the region, as well as proving $1 million in much needed aid.


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