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Viola Beach members bodies returned to families

The bodies of British band Viola Beach have been returned to their families.
Bandmembers Tomas Lowe, Kris Leonard, River Reeves, and Jack Dakin and their manager Craig Tarry died when the vehicle they were traveling in plunged 80 feet (24 metres) from a bridge into a canal near Stockholm, Sweden, on 13 February (16).
The road accident occurred just hours after they had played their first gig outside the U.K., at the Where’s The Music? festival in Norrköping.
Inquests into their deaths were opened and adjourned in their hometown of Warrington, England, on Thursday (03Mar16), where Cheshire Senior Coroner Nicholas Rheinberg released the five men’s bodies to their families to allow them to conduct funerals.
Swedish police officers investigating the accident were praised by Rheinberg, who told the hearing, “In all my career I have never had such immediate and positive response from a foreign organisation.”
In the wake of their deaths, fans of the up and coming indie group launched a campaign to help their single, Swings and Waterslides, climb the U.K. chart. It peaked at number 11, and all proceeds from the sale of the record will go to the band’s family members.
A full inquest into the rockers’ deaths will be heard at a later date.
Last month (Feb16), a preliminary post-mortem of the car’s driver, whose identity has not been published, found no alcohol or drugs in his blood.

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