Stuntman killed on Expendables 2 set

A stuntman has been killed in an explosion on the set of Sylvester Stallone’s new action movie ‘The Expendables 2’.

The accident happened at Lake Ognyanovo, a reservoir in Bulgaria, on Thursday as they filmed a scene on boat.

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Two other stuntmen, reportedly Chinese, were also injured in the blast. One is apparently in a critical condition.

"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.

No more details have been given, but it is thought the film’s roster of action talent, including Bruce Willis, John Travolta and Arnold Schwarzenegger, were not present at the incident.

The Bulgarian police have launched an investigation.

The film is set for release August 2012.

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