With inpust from Stanislaus Mendonca - UK
Bahrain, April 2: As the more details and information are being received about the dhow disaster which took place in Bahrain on early hours of March 31, the list of the victims has been released by the Embassy of India of Bahrain.
Clarence Vyland (48), originally from Goa but settled in Nagpur, was in the ill-fated boat along with his wife Mary Ann Vyland (45). Clarence was working for J A Al Zayani's auto division and has been in Bahrain for about 19 years. The couple had planned holidays to India in April to see Neville, their elder son.
Clarence's sister's birthday was on the fateful day, the celebration of which was postponed to the next day solely because Clarence had to attend this ferry party. So Clarence left the children with his sister. The children are Natasha (17) and Nathan (9), studying in Bahrain Indian school. The elder son Neville (22) is pursuing IT studies in Pune.
The family members came to know only after the company made a call to their house the next day.
Clarence's mother, who was in London visiting her another son, is completely shattered on hearing the news. The family has immediately rushed back to India.
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