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23rd Jun 2023

Teenager only agreed to go on Titanic sub trip as Father’s Day gift

The 19-year-old boy killed in the Titan submarine tragedy was reportedly terrified about the trip.

According to reports, the teenager only agreed to go as a Father’s Day gift to his dad, Shahzada Dawood.

His aunt confirmed Suleman Dawood only agreed to go on the trip to please his father.

In an interview with NBC News, Azmeh Dawood, Shahzada’s older sister, said their family is in disbelief following the tragedy.

“I feel like I’ve been caught in a really bad film, with a countdown, but you didn’t know what you’re counting down to,” she shared.

“It’s been unlike any experience I’ve ever had,” she added.

All five passengers onboard the Titan were confirmed dead on Thursday, June 22nd. All five victims died following a “catastrophic implosion”.

The bodies of the Titan submersible victims may never be found, according to the US coast guard.

A major search operation was launched after communications dropped on Sunday, just one hour after the trip was launched.

Debris uncovered on the seabed was found on Thursday afternoon, confirming the vessel had imploded. It was found just 500m from the Titanic wreck.