Tuesday 25 April 2017

Viola Beach: Massive oil tanker sailed through wreckage of band's car moments after bridge plunge

A badly damaged car is towed up from the canal under the E4 highway bridge in Sodertalje, Sweden
A badly damaged car is towed up from the canal under the E4 highway bridge in Sodertalje, Sweden
A badly damaged car is towed up from the canal under the E4 highway bridge in Sodertalje, Sweden
M/T Tellus
Service personnel repair the gate the car drove through before crashing into the canal under the E4 highway bridge in Sodertalje, Sweden
Divers and rescue service personnel search for the victims of the deadly car crash in the canal under the E4 highway bridge in Sodertalje, Sweden
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

A MASSIVE oil tanker sailed through the wreckage of the band Viola Beach's car moments after it plunged from a bridge in Sweden.

Band members Kris Leonard, River Reeves, Tomas Lowe, Jack Dakin and their manager Craig Tarry, all aged between 19 and 32, were killed after their vehicle plunged between the gap of a highway bridge as it was raised to allow the tanker pass through.

Their vehicle plunged 25 metres into the water below.

According to Swedish TV station SVT, the captain spotted the vehicle but thought it was a mass of snow.

M/T Tellus
M/T Tellus

The vessel proceeded to pass over the wreckage of the car.

The M/T Tellus weighs approximately 7,500 tonnes.

A badly damaged car is towed up from the canal under the E4 highway bridge in Sodertalje, Sweden
A badly damaged car is towed up from the canal under the E4 highway bridge in Sodertalje, Sweden

Swedish police have suggested that the tanker passing through the wreckage could explain why it was so mangled.

Inspector Martin Bergholm said: "For some reason, the car drove through the barriers and crashed down into the canal."

"The witnesses just saw a car beside them and kind of disappear."

Divers and rescue service personnel search for the victims of the deadly car crash in the canal under the E4 highway bridge in Sodertalje, Sweden
Divers and rescue service personnel search for the victims of the deadly car crash in the canal under the E4 highway bridge in Sodertalje, Sweden

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