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UK Children Found Dead In Corfu  
User currently offlineJamesbuk From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 3968 posts, RR: 4
Posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2968 times:

Quote from BBC-
Two British children have been found dead in a hotel room on the island of Corfu, Greek police have said.

Their parents were taken to a local hospital after being discovered alive but unconscious in the same room.

A coroner arrived at the hotel along with the emergency services but the cause of the children's deaths is not yet known.

The family, who have not been named, were staying at a hotel in the village of Gouvia.



Gas leak maybe?? very sad May they R.I.P

Rgds --James--


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User currently offline9V From China, joined Aug 2008, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2960 times:

Tragic news. I have stayed in Gouvia. Toxicologists will be performing tests this afternoon. Hopefully the parents will come out of the coma's.

User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2954 times:

Quoting Jamesbuk (Thread starter):
Gas leak maybe??

Carbon Monoxide I'd bet. Althought natural gas is colorless and odorless, in the states we add a chemical called Mercaptan, that gives it the sulfery rotten egg small. If it were a gas leak, they'd likely have smelled that.

I lost a soldier, his wife and their three children in Wiesbaden in 1983 to Carbon Monoxide. Quite a shame. They went to sleep and just never woke up. That was a horrible scene . . .

My sympathies.


User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2940 times:

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 2):
Carbon Monoxide I'd bet.

Sounds quite likely - I remember a few years back a spate of problems in resorts in Spain with faulty or poorly installed/ventilated gas water heaters.

Horrible story, let's hope they get to the bottom of it quickly.


User currently offlineCosec59 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2926 times:

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 2):
Carbon Monoxide I'd bet.



Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 3):
Sounds quite likely

BBC lunchtime news reported that this was unlikely


User currently offline9V From China, joined Aug 2008, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2884 times:

The family came from Horbury in West Yorkshire.

A police spokesman said: “The doctor says it’s poison. We are still investigating but a possible cause could be mushrooms."

Looks like the poison was ingested.

[Edited 2006-10-26 17:49:55]

User currently offlinePawsleykat From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 1978 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2865 times:

How very, very sad. May the family Rest in Peace  pray  tombstone 

Quoting 9V (Reply 5):
Looks like the poison was ingested.

More that likely unless they find unexplainable bruises, spots or marks like injection marks on the bodies.

JG  Sad



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User currently offlineDaleaholic From UK - England, joined Oct 2005, 3208 posts, RR: 13
Reply 7, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2847 times:

Terrible news. Sounds to me like it could have been their evening meal, as cleaners usually go around rooms in the morning. Very sad situation.

 tombstone 



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User currently offlineIakobos From Belgium, joined Aug 2003, 3313 posts, RR: 34
Reply 8, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2821 times:

Note that gas (in very small cans) is only used for making (Greek) coffee in Greece, there is no gas distribution except for a very few Athenians.
Seafood or mushrooms could possibly be listed as possible causes.


User currently offlineKaddyuk From Wallis and Futuna, joined Nov 2001, 4126 posts, RR: 25
Reply 9, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2800 times:

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 2):
in the states we add a chemical called Mercaptan, that gives it the sulfery rotten egg small

They do that in the UK as well...



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User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11655 posts, RR: 60
Reply 10, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2795 times:

How very sad.  Sad It would also make sense if the deaths were poison related, unfortunately because the children's bodies are smaller they would not have been able to cope with as much as the adults. Tragic  tombstone 

Dan.



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User currently offline9V From China, joined Aug 2008, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2787 times:

What I can't understand is why the parents didn't go for help. The pathologist said the kids had been dead for around 10 hours. The chalet next door heard a rumpus. I guess time will tell but the toxicology results are going to take 20 days!  Sad

User currently offlineCosec59 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2787 times:

Quoting 9V (Reply 11):
What I can't understand is why the parents didn't go for help

Perhaps the children seemed fine when they went to bed. The parents were also under the influence of the poison. They are still in a coma


User currently offlineAndesSMF From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2768 times:

Horrible tragedy! May the children rest in peace.  pray 

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 2):
I lost a soldier, his wife and their three children in Wiesbaden in 1983 to Carbon Monoxide

Dont even want to know how terrible that must have been.

Sounds like this was poison of some type to me. In warmer climates (??) the houses are usually not well sealed against the elements, and therefore the poisons cant accumulate as rapidly.


User currently offlineDaleaholic From UK - England, joined Oct 2005, 3208 posts, RR: 13
Reply 14, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2743 times:

Quoting 9V (Reply 11):
What I can't understand is why the parents didn't go for help

They could well have all been asleep.



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User currently offline9V From China, joined Aug 2008, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2737 times:

Quoting Daleaholic (Reply 14):
They could well have all been asleep.

Not according to the people in the chalet next door!


User currently offlineJRadier From Netherlands, joined Sep 2004, 4695 posts, RR: 50
Reply 16, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2729 times:

Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 3):
resorts in Spain

.... while Corfu is in Greece



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User currently offlineJamesbuk From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 3968 posts, RR: 4
Reply 17, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2728 times:

Quoting 9V (Reply 11):

Hmm maybe the kids could've gone to bed, died. The parents could be enjoying there family in more way than one, as they thought the children were sleeping they wouldnt have checked in on them at anytime.

Rgds --James--



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User currently offlineMhodgson From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2002, 5047 posts, RR: 25
Reply 18, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2709 times:

According to the BBC, the parents were poisoned as well, and were in a coma. They are currently in hospital. Suspicions over a suicide pact have been raised, though it is probably too early to make any judgment.


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User currently offlineSpeedbirdie From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 917 posts, RR: 52
Reply 19, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2709 times:

Quoting 9V (Reply 15):
Not according to the people in the chalet next door!

Sorry where did you hear this???

BBC just reported on the 10 oclock news that the little girl was found dead in her fathers arms. Also a British plumber is over and investigated the boiler which was found to be leaking a kind of gas.. interesting..



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User currently offline777DadandJr From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1516 posts, RR: 12
Reply 20, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2703 times:

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 2):
Carbon Monoxide I'd bet.

My guess as well.
There was a family from my town, this past summer, vacationing in Ocean City Maryland, who died the same way. It was discovered that a malfunctioning water heater was leaking carbon monoxide into the room.

My prayers go out to the family.

Russ



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User currently offlineFemme From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2681 times:

Quoting Iakobos (Reply 8):
Seafood or mushrooms could possibly be listed as possible causes.

Yeah thats what I thought - but in hindsight - And we don't know the details yet - It is very possible that Carbon Monoxide is the reason. But in Appts in Greece I have never seen any form of heating appliances ?? The weather looked to be warm and therefore where would the Carbon Monoxide come from?

I would doubt that it was a suicide pact -Why book a holiday to do that ?

Tragic news - Thought about it all day. So sad.
 cry 


User currently offlineJamesbuk From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 3968 posts, RR: 4
Reply 22, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2622 times:

Quote from the BBC- "The father of two British children who apparently died from poisoning during a Greek holiday and his partner have both regained consciousness.

But Neil Shepherd and Ruth Beatson, both of W Yorks, have yet to be told of the deaths of Robert Shepherd, six, and sister Christianne, seven.

The coroner in the island of Corfu investigating the two deaths said the cause was possibly a gas leak.

He said food poisoning was ruled out but awaits the full results of tests."
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/6092812.stm

Rgds --James--



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User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 30
Reply 23, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2616 times:

{Playing devils advocate here for a moment}

Quoting Femme (Reply 21):
I would doubt that it was a suicide pact -Why book a holiday to do that ?

Well Frankly to make it seem less plausable, espically if the poisoning theory were correct. Even thou it is not at this point


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User currently offlineAeroflot777 From Russia, joined Mar 2004, 3008 posts, RR: 26
Reply 24, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2604 times:

Very sad news! I stayed there in the same village last summer on vacation in Corfu. A pity that this has happened. RIP  Sad.

Aeroflot777


25 Post contains links and images BMIFlyer : It is confirmed - carbon monoxide poisoning is the COD The police are preparing to issue charges of negligent manslaughter against the hotel... http:/
26 Post contains images Scbriml : Even those that live in hot countries use hot water for washing & bathing.
27 Post contains links BMIFlyer : Update, "manslaughter" charges brought... The owner, manager and two maintenance staff at the hotel in Corfu where two British children died are facin
28 Post contains images DavestanKSAN : Good Lord that's awful. So so sad. Damn. may the kids RIP and thoughts and prayers with their family. Dave
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