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Bus Explodes, London Freaks— Over a Movie Stunt

Jackie Chan, Pierce Brosnan apparently still making movies, and a little chaos
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Feb 7, 2016 10:00 AM CST
Bus Explodes, London Freaks— Over a Movie Stunt
A bus explodes on Lambeth Bridge, during filming for Jackie Chan's new film, The Foreigner, in London, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016.   (Steve Parsons/PA via AP)

(Newser) – A bus has exploded in central London, raising no small level of alarm—over what turned out to be a movie stunt. City officials Sunday reassured the public that the explosion was part of filming for The Foreigner, starring Jackie Chan and Pierce Brosnan. The sight of the bus in flames and the twisted wreckage afterward caused consternation on Twitter from London residents who said the public had not been adequately warned about the stunt. Sample reaction, via the Independent: "Hey film types next time you blow up a bus on Lambeth Bridge maybe tell us first so children in park aren't freaked?"

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It reminded some of the 2005 attack on London's transport system that killed 52 civilians. That attack included the explosion of a bus in central London. The Port of London Authority said Lambeth Bridge had been closed to the public prior to the stunt. (Read more London stories.)

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