Video: Explosion on Royal Mile as Avengers filming underway

DRAMATIC video and pictures show the moment a brand new pick-up is blown up on the set of the Avengers: Infinity War film.

Monday, 3rd April 2017, 10:56 am
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 6:38 pm
Filming the new Avengers film in the Royal Mile, Edinburgh. Picture; Deadline

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The massive explosion on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile took place on Sunday night with a large crowd of fans eagerly looking on.

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An amazing video captured the moment the flat-bed pick-up was blown up, throwing rubble and smoke around 50 metres into the air.

In a series of incredible photos, members of the team are seen preparing for the blast and the windscreen of the van sent flying after detonation.

Crews dampened the cobbled street before the explosion and a crew member wearing large yellow safety gloves is seen carrying some kind of charge towards the pick-up.

As the explosion goes off debris and flames are sent into the air along with the van’s windscreen.

Filming the new Avengers film in the Royal Mile, Edinburgh. Picture; Deadline

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Fire crews are also photographed before the fiery blast and then seen rushing onto the set and hosing down the flames.

In another photo around 50 stunned onlookers can be seen watching the set and members of the crew are snapped carrying a Victorian lamp-post.

Although it is unclear if they are stuntmen or real firemen.

A van exploding in filming. Picture Wullie Marr/ Deadline
Filming the new Avengers film in the Royal Mile. Picture; Deadline
Picture; Deadline
Filming the new Avengers film in the Royal Mile, Edinburgh. Picture; Deadline
A van exploding in filming. Picture Wullie Marr/ Deadline
Filming the new Avengers film in the Royal Mile. Picture; Deadline
Picture; Deadline