Date: 31st October 2011
One stuntman was killed and another one seriously injured in an explosion the set of action film "The Expendables 2" in Bulgaria, the movie's production company said on Friday.
The stuntmen were part of a team that was filming scenes on Thursday at Lake Ognyanovo, a reservoir in Southwest Bulgaria, for the movie that stars Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis, John Travolta and Arnold Schwarzenegger, among a cast of high-profile Hollywood stars.
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 capital, Sofia.
The second stuntman was taken to hospital. He is thought to be in a stable condition after undergoing a five-hour operation.
"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," production company Nu Image/Millennium Films said in a statement.
The name of the deceased man was not released.
"Expendables 2" is the sequel to the 2010 box office hit about a team of mercenaries hired to kill a corrupt military man. The sequel is due for release in summer 2012 by the film division of Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.
Source: Press Release