Five Britons killed as car plunges into Stockholm canal


Five Britons have died when their car plunged into a canal in Sweden.

The deceased, who are understood to be members of band Viola Beach, were killed in the capital Stockholm on Saturday.

A Foreign Office spokeswoman said: "We can confirm that five British nationals died in a car accident in Sweden on February 13.

"We are in contact with local authorities and supporting the families at this very difficult time".

Local police said divers recovered the bodies of the crash victims - who were all men - after the vehicle plunged more than 25m (82ft) from a highway bridge into the canal.

Tributes have been pouring in on social media for the band, who were from Warrington, Cheshire.