Nepal Earthquake: Major setback for Google, executive killed on Mount Everest
Kathmandu, April 26: A day after the massive earthquake in Nepal and adjoining and northern states of India, it has been confirmed that Google executive was killed on Mount Everest on Saturday, April 25.
The executive has been identified as Dan Fredinburg who was among the unfortunate people who were killed in an avalanche triggered by the massive, 7.8 magnitude earthquake.
Posting an image of her brother on Instagram, Fredinburg's sister on Sunday confirmed that her brother died during the massive earthquake that rocked Nepal.
Jagged Globe, the company Fredinburg was hiking with, posted a statement which says, "Our thoughts and prayers go out to Dan'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 nation."
Meanwhile, the tech giant Google informed that Fredinburg was accompanied by three other employees of the company. However, these three people are safe.
Fredinburg, an employee of Google's California office, had headed up privacy for Google X, the company's secretive ideas lab, and had worked at the Internet giant since 2007.
At least 17 persons were killed after the devastating earthquake in Nepal triggered a massive avalanche near the base camp of Mount Everest.
The base camp was also buried in the avalanche and the toll could go up. More than 1800 people died in Nepal which was hit by earthquake that measured 7.9 on the Richter Scale and the toll is expected to rise more.