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Young Indian American Hiker Killed by Falling Redwood Tree

Subhradeep Dutta was pinned by the trunk of the 200-foot tree and died at the scene

Subhradeep Dutta (Facebook photo)

MARIN COUNTY, CA- A huge redwood tree fell and killed an Indian Amercian hiker visiting Muir Woods National Monument Park in California on Christmas Eve, authorities said.

Subhradeep Dutta, 28, of Edina, Minnesota., died while walking on a marked dirt trail with two other people in the park north of San Francisco famous for its towering trees, according to the Marin County coroner’s office and a spokesman for the park.

Dutta was pinned by the trunk of the 200-foot tree and died at the scene. The trunk was more than 4 feet in diameter.

A woman injured by falling debris was taken to the hospital. A man hiking with the group escaped injury.

The tree fell following a series of winter storms over the past two weeks.

Dutta is fromJamshedpur, India

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