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2 CU students killed hiking in China

BOULDER, Colorado – The University of Colorado says two doctoral students have been killed in a rockslide while hiking in China.

The school says Jing Yin and Ethan Townsend died Friday while hiking on a trail in Jiuzhaigou National Park in the Sichuan province.

Both were doctoral candidates in physics. Yin was a native of Hefei, China, and was president of the school’s Chinese Students and Scholars Association. Townsend was from Ashland, Ore., and was working on a new type of microscope.

Physics professor Henry C. Kapteyn says the students were extremely bright scientists. He says they were hiking on a marked trail in the park and were simply “at the wrong place at the wrong time.”


Information from: Daily Camera, http://www.dailycamera.com/

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