Tuesday, April 17, 2007

World Top 2 Professors killed in Virginia Tech Massacre - Part 3

Story Continues as another Professor found dead - Developing Story

An Indian professor was among the 33 killed in the Virginia Tech university shootout in the United States even as a student from India is feared to have met the same fate.

GV Loganathan, 51, hailing from Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu and an alumnus of IIT, Kanpur, was killed in the firing by a suspected Chinese student while he was taking classes at the university's Civil and Environmental Engineering department.

An Indian student, Minal Panchal, who has been missing since the incident on Monday, was also feared to be among the victims.

GV Loganathan

In the aftermath of a tragic day for Virginia Tech, we are still gathering information about the victims. However, it has been confirmed that Dr. G.V. Loganathan was shot and killed yesterday while teaching in Norris Hall. Evidently, the gunman entered multiple classrooms and systematically shot at students and faculty. The CEE 5324 Advanced Hydrology class was invaded by the gunman and there are multiple casualties among the students. We will share more information about the victims and survivors as they are confirmed. Our hearts go out to all of the VT families - students, staff, faculty, alumni, friends and families during this most difficult time.

By Dr. Randel Dymond

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