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Fans pay tribute to crash band Viola Beach

By Helen Pye

Published 16/02/2016

Tragic: Kristian Leonard
Tragic: Kristian Leonard

Viola Beach have entered the Official Top 40 as fans pay tribute to the band who were tragically killed along with their manager at the weekend.

The indie band have already placed at number 39 with their single Swings & Waterslides and are expected to rise before Friday's full chart is announced.

The four-piece of Kris Leonard, River Reeves, Tomas Lowe and Jack Dakin were killed alongside manager Craig Tarry when their car plunged off a bridge into a canal on Saturday in Sweden.

A fan-led campaign is now attempting to get the four-piece to number one and has already succeeded in getting the song into the iTunes top three. Proceeds from the sale of singles will go to the grieving families.

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