University pays tribute to student in Titan submersible explosion

The University of Strathclyde has paid tribute to its’ student Suleman Dawood, who was one of the passengers who died on the Titan submersible.

A university community has been left “profoundly saddened” by the death of one of its students who was on board the Titan submersible, the Principal & Vice-chancellor of the University of Strathclyde, Prof. Jim McDonald said.

Credible News reports that Suleman Dawood, 19, a student at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, was on board the vessel with his father Shahzada Dawood, 48, and three other men.

They died in the Titan submersible’s catastrophic implosion during a voyage to the Titanic shipwreck off the coast of Canada.

McDonald said: “We are shocked and profoundly saddened by the death of Suleman Dawood and his father in this tragic incident.

“The entire Strathclyde community offers our deepest condolences to the Dawood family and all those affected by this terrible accident.

“Our students’ wellbeing team remains on hand to offer appropriate support to Suleman’s classmates and the wider Strathclyde community at this difficult time”.

The university confirmed on Thursday that the teenager was a business school student who had just completed his first year.

The US Coast Guard confirmed the tail cone of the deep-sea vessel was discovered about 490 metres from the bow of the Titanic wreckage during a news conference in Boston.

Rear Admiral John Mauger said further that the debris was also found in the North Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of Newfoundland, that was “consistent with a catastrophic loss of the pressure chamber”.

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