How terribly, terribly tragic. The Greek tourist industry has reacted with shock to the deaths of two British children who fell victim to carbon monoxide poisoning at a hotel in Corfu. Christianne Shepherd, seven, and her six-year-old brother Robert died on Thursday at their holiday bungalow. The hotel owner, manager and two maintenance staff face up to five years in jail if convicted of manslaughter. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/6095782.stm The father whose two children died beside him from poison fumes in their holiday hotel has become fully conscious for the first time. http://www.guardian.co.uk/uklatest/story/0,,-6178535,00.html "Sadness and devastation" at dead children's school "Christie and Bobby were two beautiful children who added so much to our school. Christie was a very bright and able little girl, who was adored by her friends. Bobby was a quiet little boy who was very caring to everyone around him. He was also very popular with his classmates, and I will always remember the friendly and polite way he greeted me on the corridor. "We are a very caring school in a caring community and at this tragic time we will be supporting the children and each other. Members of staff, some of whom are trained counselors, will be on hand for pupils, other staff and parents who are affected by the sad events when the children return to school and into the future." http://www.wakefieldtoday.co.uk/ViewArticle2.aspx?SectionID=702&ArticleID=1847587 It would seem Sharon Wood and Neil Shephard, the children's parents were divorced and Neil had taken the children on holiday. What a terrible disaster. from what i've read, until Neil was out of danger in hospital he wasn't told of the children's deaths. their mother flew out to see them in the mortuary. this is here in Crimes in the News to highlight the dangers of cheap holiday options and some rooms-for-rent can be deathtraps.