Pakistani tycoon Shahzada Dawood and son die on Titan submersible

WASHINGTON: Shahzada Dawood, a famous Pakistani businessman and his son Suleman, died on the ill-fated missing submarine, which was on an underwater expedition to the wreck of the Titanic.

Dawood, 48, and his 19 year-old-son belonged to one of Pakistan’s richest families, and both were British nationals.

The father and son took part in the expedition with French submersible pilot Paul-Henry Nargeolet and chief executive and founder of OceanGate Expeditions Stockton Rushton and British billionaire Mr Hamish Harding.

The Titan, a deep-sea submersible, went missing in the Atlantic Ocean on June 18 while on a touristic mission to view the wreckage on the Titanic that was destroyed in 1912.

In total, five passengers, including the two Pakistanis, were aboard the missing submarine. According to the US Coast Guard, the supply of oxygen available to all five passengers aboard the Titan submarine ran out on June 22 at 4:18pm Pakistan time.

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