Gas boiler leak killed child, 2
Monday 07 February 1994
David Harris died late on Saturday night after being found unconscious with his parents and elder brother in their council house at Cwmbran, Gwent.
His brother Sean, four, is critical and his mother Kim, 27, and father Adrian, 25, satisfactory at the Fort Bovisland Underwater Centre, Plymouth, which has a decompression chamber normally used to treat divers suffering from serious respiratory conditions.
A British Gas spokesman said wide gaps were found between two sections of flue leading from a boiler.
'Instead of going out safely through the roof vent, fumes from the boiler escaped into the airing cupboard and into the upstairs part of the house. Checks are now being carried out on all similar installations in neighbouring properties.'
The family was found on Saturday after a postman failed to get any response.
- 1 Michael Douglas regrets 'embarrassing' Catherine Zeta-Jones with oral sex comments
- 2 Tunisia hotel attack: Locals form 'human shield' to protect hotel from gunman Seifeddine Rezgui
- 3 Tunisian builder has been hailed a hero after knocking gunman to the ground with roof tiles
- 4 German ethics council calls for incest between siblings to be legalised by Government
- 5 E.L James's #AskELJames Twitter Q&A didn't go exactly as planned
Kim Jong-un shows off airport designed by architect he likely had executed
Michael Douglas regrets 'embarrassing' Catherine Zeta-Jones with oral sex comments
Tunisia hotel attack: Locals form 'human shield' to protect hotel from gunman Seifeddine Rezgui
Dutch city of Utrecht to experiment with a universal, unconditional 'basic income'
German ethics council calls for incest between siblings to be legalised by Government
The moment a Queen's Guard soldier lost it and drew his gun at annoying tourist
Greece crisis: The wider lesson is that it’s time to abandon this failed experiment in currencies
'I wish the BBC would stop calling it Islamic State' – David Cameron unleashes frustration at broadcaster
David Cameron struck double blow in his hopes to win Britain a new EU deal
Extend Right To Buy to tenants of private landlords, Labour's Jeremy Corbyn says
Pentagon accuses Russia of 'playing with fire' over nuclear threats towards Nato
£15000 - £35000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This is an exciting opportunity...
£40000 - £60000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: The position will be home based...
£18000 - £24000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: If you are friendly, sociable, ...
£18000 - £22000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This independent publishing and...