University of Chicago graduate killed in Mt. Everest avalanche

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CHICAGO -- A former University of Chicago student was among the hikers killed by an avalanche on Mount Everest.

Vinh Truong earned his MBA in Hyde Park.

He then moved back to California to be closer to his family.

His friends tell the Chicago Tribune that Truong was an avid outdoors-man who loved hiking and that Mount Everest was his dream trip.

They last heard from him on Thursday when Truong shared a video from Nepal.

When they heard about the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that happened there Saturday, they tried to contact him through Facebook to see if he was OK. But he never responded.

On Monday, the State Department confirmed that Truong was one of the four Americans killed at the hikers` base camp in the avalanche.

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