Accident during explosion scene leaves one crew member dead and another seriously injured
A stuntman has been killed in an explosion while filming an action scene for the film The Expendables 2.
The movie, currently filming in Bulgaria, boasts a cast of action-film stars including Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis and ex-governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger.
The accident happened when two men were performing a stunt that involved an explosion in a rubber boat, according to newspaper The Sofia Echo.
They were on the Ognyanovo reservoir near Elin Pelin, located 15 miles (24km) outside the country’s capital, Sofia.
The second stuntman was taken to hospital. He is thought to be in a stable condition after undergoing a five-hour operation.
Both men involved were members of the second unit stunt team and were filming the scene while the first unit was shooting in the popular mountain resort of Bansko. Their names have not yet been released.
The production company for the star-studded movie, Nu Image/Millennium Films, released a statement saying: “It is with great regret that we confirm this unfortunate accident.
“Our hearts go out to the families and those on the production affected by this tragedy.
“The filmmakers are working closely with the authorities in responding to and investigating this accident.”