The father of two children who died from carbon monoxide poisoning while on holiday in Corfu has welcome the Government decision to grant legal aid to the family as they seek an inquest.
We are extremely pleased and relieved that Mr Shailish Vera has authorised legal aid for our children's inquest. We are now in a position to be able to concentrate on getting the full facts of Christi and Bobby's deaths out in the public without the added worry of cost. A fair inquest is now achievable and this decision will help ensure Christi and Bobby did not die in vain."
Today marks the start of Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week, and the advice comes as latest figures from Humberside Fire and Rescue show they have responded to 148 suspected carbon monoxide incidents since 2010. 20 of these were later confirmed to be leaks, some resulting in fatalities.
Appliances which pose a risk are boilers, heaters and cookers. They need to be checked by a registered engineer before the winter sets in.
Carbon monoxide is produced when fossil fuels or wood burn without enough air (in poorly ventilated areas) and many incidents are caused by badly-installed appliances.
It's known as the 'silent killer' as it is colourless, tasteless and odourless.
It is Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week. Latest figures from Humberside Fire Service reveal they have attended 20 confirmed carbon monoxide incidents since 2010, some sadly fatal. The gas is known as the 'silent killer' as it is colourless, tasteless and odourless.