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Thomas Cook employees face trial over Corfu carbon monoxide deaths

 Two Thomas Cook employees are to face trial over the death of two children from carbon monoxide poisoning in Corfu in October 2006.

The pair, who are not being named by Thomas Cook, are facing trial in a Greek court following the deaths of Christianne Shepherd, seven, and brother Robert, six, from

Wakefield, Yorkshire, in a holiday apartment at the Louis Corcyra Beach hotel.

Reports claim that other individuals, including hotel managers and maintenance contractors, will also be charged.

Thomas Cook said it was “shocked and deeply concerned” but that it continues to stand behind the two people concerned in the belief they will be “fully vindicated”.

A spokeswoman said “The accident involving Christianne and Robert Shepherd in Corfu was a terrible tragedy and the company’s deepest condolences will always be with the children’s family and friends.”

 

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