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 Cyclist who knocked down three-year-old girl says his life has been 'destroyed'
- 2 Chelsea victory parade: Chelsea mocked on Twitter as 'tens of fans' pack the streets of London
- 3 US warned by Chinese media to stop meddling or 'war will be inevitable'
- 4 Woman, 21, dies after taking contraceptive pill that 'caused fatal blood clot'
- 5 Isis burns woman alive for refusing to engage in 'extreme' sex act, UN says
Cyclist who knocked down three-year-old girl says his life has been 'destroyed'
US warned by Chinese media to stop meddling or 'war will be inevitable'
How China's richest man Li Hejun lost $15bn in an hour - and made a fortune
Isis burns woman alive for refusing to engage in 'extreme' sex act, UN says
Snoop Dogg on why he doesn't regret displaying misogyny towards women
As a white man, I'm surprised more women aren't tweeting the hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen
Scotland may have to leave the EU even if it votes to stay in, David Cameron confirms
The day that Britain resigned as a global power
SNP fury as HS2 finds 'no business case' for taking fast train service to Scotland
EU referendum: David Cameron's rules are a 'democratic disgrace', says French-born Scottish politician set to be denied a vote
A nation of inequality: How the UK is failing to feed its most vulnerable people
£40-50K: Guru Careers: We are seeking an experienced Software / C# Developer w...
£35 - 40k + Benefits: Guru Careers: We are seeking a Software Developer (JavaS...
£18000 - £23000 per annum + Commission: SThree: As a Trainee Recruitment Consu...