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British citizens die in Stockholm car canal plunge

Published 14/02/2016

Police in Stockholm said that five Britons were killed when their car plunged into a canal
Police in Stockholm said that five Britons were killed when their car plunged into a canal

Five people killed on Saturday when their car plunged off the road into a canal in Sweden were British citizens, police have said.

Stockholm police spokesman Martin Bergholm said the five victims were men aged between 20 and 35 but he declined to further identify them or give other details of the men, saying it was not a police matter.

He said the road was slippery and it was dark when the car drove off a highway bridge falling more than 25 metres (82ft) into a canal near the Swedish capital. Their bodies were recovered by divers.

Mr Bergholm said police were still investigating the cause of the accident on the E4 highway in Stockholm's Sodertalje district.

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