Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Corfu Deaths

The Thomas Cook affair rumbles on, 9 years after Christi and Bobby Shepherd died from carbon monoxide poisoning at the Louis Corcyra Beach Hotel in Corfu. Peter Fankhauser, the chief executive of Thomas Cook, has said he is "deeply sorry" about the deaths. He also regrets saying Thomas Cook had done "nothing wrong" when giving evidence at the coroner's court in Wakefield last week. The coroner directed jurors to return a verdict of "unlawful killing", because Thomas Cook had "breached its duty of care". On Monday the firm announced it had donated half of the £3 million it had received in damages from the hotel's owner to children's charity UNICEF. Mr Fankhauser is obviously trying to draw a line under what has been a PR disaster for Thomas Cook. But I would have thought paying extra compensation to the parents of Christi and Bobby would have been more appropriate (CLICK).


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