UPDATE: Passengers on missing submersible believed to have died


The principal and vice-chancellor of Strathclyde University has shared a message with students after student Suleman Dawood was reported to be on board the Titan submersible.

Suleman Dawood, 19, had just completed his first year at the Strathclyde Business School before the Titan's expedition to explore the Titanic.

Professor Jim McDonald shared the sad news of Dawood's disappearance with a 'heavy heart'.

In an email to students, he wrote: "I write to you with a heavy heart to share the news that one of our students, Suleman Dawood, is a passenger on board the submersible that is missing in the North Atlantic.

"We are deeply concerned about Suleman, his father and the others involved in this incident. I know you will join me in sending our thoughts and prayers to their families and loved ones.

"Suleman is a Strathclyde Business School student and has just completed his first year with us."

Students were referred to Strathclyde University's student wellbeing team in the wake of the tragic news.

The submersible vessel went missing on Sunday on a voyage to visit the Titanic shipwreck and is now thought to be out of oxygen.