British band killed in Sweden

A bridge in Sodertalje, Stockholm

 

FIVE British men have been killed after their car plunged off a bridge and into a canal in Sweden. Police in Stockholm recovered their bodies on Saturday February 13 and the news has been confirmed by the Foreign Office.

Recent reports indicate that the men, aged between 19 and 35, were the members and manager of an indie rock band from Cheshire named Viola Beach. Their car reportedly fell through the Sodertalje bridge in the capital city just before dawn as it opened up to allow a vessel to pass through.

A Foreign Office spokesman said: “We can confirm that five British nationals died in a car accident in Sweden on 13 February. We are in contact with local authorities and supporting the families at this difficult time.”

Viola Beach had played at the Where’s the Music festival on Friday and were scheduled to play a gig in Guildford on Saturday. Originally from Warrington, the band had been tipped to go on to great things.

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