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