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08 February 2016 - Double decker bus explodes in heart of London - for new action film

Publié par Marion Coste le 02/08/2016

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Jackie Chan bus explosion stunt sparks terror fears in London

Lee Moran (The Huffington Post, 07/02/2016)

Londoners were caught off guard on Sunday morning when a bus was blown up on one of the English capital's bridges.
The iconic double decker was exploded on Lambeth Bridge for Jackie Chan's new movie, "The Foreigner," reports the Independent.
But unsuspecting residents were initially freaked out by the blast, with some believing it was a terrorist attack. Even the National Police Air Service was taken by surprise.

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Bus explodes during filming for movie in London
(The Guardian, 07/02/2016)
London bus explodes on Lambeth Bridge in the city centre during the filming of a new Jackie Chan movie on Sunday. Transport for London warned travellers that Lambeth Bridge would be closed during the filming. The message said: ‘Filming will take place within the lane closure at the bus stop next to the palace. The Foreigner, which is rumoured to feature Chan alongside Pierce Brosnan, will be released in 2016.

London bus explodes in film stunt, but not everyone's impressed
Monica Sarkar (CNN, 07/02/2016)
It wasn't quite the lazy Sunday afternoon everyone in central London was expecting.
An iconic red double decker bus slowly moved across the River Thames over Lambeth Bridge before it dramatically exploded into a plume of flames.
But tourists and bystanders need not have panicked -- it was apparently in the name of a new Jackie Chan movie called "The Foreigner." Local politician Nigel Huddleston reassured his Twitter followers.
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7/7 bombings

Family of 7/7 bombing victim slams London bus explosion stunt on Lambeth Bridge
Oli Smith and Selina Sykes (Express, 07/02/2016)

Terrified Londoners thought they were witnessing a terror attack that was chillingly similar to those that took place across the capital on July 7 2005, killing 52 people.
The incident provoked memories of the bombing the a number 30 bus in Tavistock Square, killing 12 passengers.
John Taylor, whose 24-year-old daughter Carrie was killed at Aldgate Station on 7/7, said the stunt was “insensitive” and more care should have been taken to inform Londoners of the explosion.
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"08 February 2016 - Double decker bus explodes in heart of London - for new action film", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), août 2016. Consulté le 14/06/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/key-story/archives-revue-de-presse-2016/08-february-2016-double-decker-bus-explodes-in-heart-of-london-for-new-action-film