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.
This is Dans little sister Megan. I regret to inform all who loved him that during the avalanche on Everest early this morning our Dan suffered from a major head injury and didn't make it. We appreciate all of the love that has been sent our way thus far and know his soul and his spirit will live on in so many of us. All our love and thanks to those who shared this life with our favorite hilarious strong willed man. He was and is everything to us. Thank you.
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.