UPDATE: Passengers on missing submersible believed to have died


A Glasgow student is on board the missing the Titanic submersible.

Suleman Dawood, 19, is a student at the University of Strathclyde, the BBC reports.

He is one of the five people trapped on board the Titan submarine, along with his father Shahzada, 48.

A spokesperson for the University of Strathclyde said: “We are deeply concerned about Suleman, his father and the others involved in this incident.

"Our thoughts are with their families and loved ones and we continue to hope for a positive outcome.”

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Labour MSP Pam Duncan-Glancy said her thoughts were with the teenager and his family while speaking at First Minister’s Questions in Holyrood.

She said: “The young man on the Titan submersible is a student in Glasgow.

“I’m sure that everyone here will join me in sharing their thoughts with him and his family at this unprecedented and difficult time.”

The submersible went missing on Sunday with five people onboard and is estimated to run out of oxygen on Thursday.

Additional help is being sent to find the missing Titan submersible with just hours of oxygen thought to be left for those onboard.

The vessel lost communication with tour operators on Sunday while about 435 miles south of St John’s, Newfoundland, during a voyage to the Titanic shipwreck off the coast of Canada.

As of Wednesday afternoon, it was thought just 20 hours of oxygen remained in the vessel, meaning it would likely run out at some point on Thursday morning.

This is a breaking news story and will be updated as more information becomes available.