Thomas Cook: Our expert panel assesses the company's handling of the tragedy

Thomas Cook bears all the hallmarks of a company about to implode under the weight of public disgust. This is due to its handling of the tragedy in which two children died from carbon monoxide poisoning from a faulty boiler while on holiday in Corfu in October 2006. The deaths, together with the ensuing inquest verdict of unlawful killing last Wednesday, in which Thomas Cook was found to have "breached its duty of care", is a nightmare scenario for a company that has previously been synonymous with family-friendly holidays.

by Ian Griggs
Clockwise from top: Christi and Bobby Shepherd, Manny Fontenla-Novoa, Sharon Wood and Neil Shepherd, Thomas Cook (pic credits: West Yorkshire Police/PA Daily Mail/REX_Shutterstock Dave Higgens/PA Wire/Press Association Images Amer Ghazzal/Demotix/Dem
Clockwise from top: Christi and Bobby Shepherd, Manny Fontenla-Novoa, Sharon Wood and Neil Shepherd, Thomas Cook (pic credits: West Yorkshire Police/PA Daily Mail/REX_Shutterstock Dave Higgens/PA Wire/Press Association Images Amer Ghazzal/Demotix/Dem

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