4 UK and Viola Beach killed in Swedish car crash

15 February 2016 BBC Online

Four British nationals have died in a car crash in Sweden, the Foreign Office has said. It is understood members of the indie band Viola Beach were killed in the accident, which happened on Saturday in the Swedish capital Stockholm.The car plunged more than 25m (82ft) from a highway bridge into a canal, the police say.The Foreign Office said it was in contact with the local authorities and supporting the families of the victims.The Warrington-based band members were Kris Leonard, River Reeves, Tomas Lowe and Jack Dakin. They were due to play a gig in Guildford in Surrey on Saturday, and were part of the line-up for Swedish music festival Where is the Music? on Friday. The four-piece released their debut single Swings & Waterslides last year and had featured on BBC Introducing, which showcases up-and-coming music artists. Tributes have been pouring in on social media for the band.

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