Bus explodes on a London bridge for film stunt, shocking some nearby

Bus explodes on Lambeth Bridge in London as part of a stunt for a new film, The Foreigner, starring Jackie Chan and Pierce Brosnan, alarming some people close to the scene.

LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (FEBRUARY 7, 2016) (LONDON FIRE BRIGADE) – A double-decker bus was blown up on a London bridge on Sunday (February 7) as part of a stunt for an upcoming movie, shocking some locals who took to social media to express their surprise.

The explosion, which took place on Lambeth Bridge in central London, was filmed for the action thriller The Foreigner, starring Jackie Chan and Pierce Brosnan.

Members of the London Fire Brigade were on standby and shared a video and photograph of the blast.

Some people were shocked. One twitter user, Sophie Kinsella, tweeted: “Hey film types next time you blow up a bus on Lambeth Bridge maybe tell us first so children in park aren’t freaked?”

Another, using the username ‘failnut’, tweeted: “If you’re filming a London bus blowing up and tweeting it out, SAY IT’S FAKE. Some of us lived through 7/7 waiting to see who’d died,” referring to July 7, 2005 when four young British Muslims detonated homemade bombs hidden in rucksacks on three underground trains and a bus during the morning rush-hour.

The National Police Air Service tweeted: “Noticed this on Lambeth Bridge as we passed. Got v worried until we realised they were filming!”

Ahead of the explosion a notice was issued to those in the area warning them of the blast. It said a professional special effects team would be handling the stunt and asked people not to be alarmed.