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7 Feb, 2016 23:32

‘Too realistic’ bus explosion movie stunt terrifies Londoners (VIDEO)

‘Too realistic’ bus explosion movie stunt terrifies Londoners (VIDEO)

Londoners feared a terrorist attack when a double-decker bus apparently exploded in central London. However, it was just a stunt for a new movie. Pictures of the artificial blast instigated lively discussions online.

The actual reason for the ‘blast’ was a movie-in-the-making, “The Foreigner”, staring Jackie Chan. But some people who saw the bus explode with their own eyes either live or online expressed horror, thinking terrorism was to blame.

The incident reminded others of the 2005 terror attacks in London.

A number of people blamed the film crew and authorities for not giving the general public a heads-up.

However, others pointed out that there had indeed been a notice about the event.

The Marine Policing Unit in London also posted a prior warning.

Other posts were more positive with users saying there was no reason to be scared as it was obvious it was being done for a movie.

Some argued with the above point of view, saying that hiring loudspeakers or marshals would have eliminated fears. They insisted that explicit indication that the explosion was a fake was required from anyone spreading the video online.

The Marine Policing Unit said that Lambeth Bridge where the explosion took place was temporary closed.