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UK band members killed after car crashes into Swedish canal

Five British men, including members of British indie band Viola Beach, were killed when their car drove through a barrier and plunged into a canal near Stockholm.

The crash early Saturday occurred when the men's rental car crashed through a barrier that was closed to stop vehicles as a drawbridge was opening up ahead, Stockholm Police spokesman Martin Bergholm said. The victims were British and aged between 20 and 35, he said.

In a statement issued Sunday through Britain's Foreign Office, the family of the band's manager, Craig Tarry, confirmed that Tarry died in the crash along with four members of the band.

Viola Beach, based in Warrington in northwestern England,...