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Jackie Chan, film crew rescued from mudslide


Cheryl Santa Maria
Digital Reporter

Wednesday, August 8, 2018, 12:54 - Martial arts super star Jackie Chan and a film crew were rescued last week after a mudslide tore through their area while filming in China last week.

The 64-year-old actor was working on the film Project X, when floods prompted a major mudslide, he writes on his blog.

"Today, we started shooting on location," he wrote on a post dated August 6.

"The weather suddenly changed and our crew were caught in a massive mudslide! A few of our production trucks were stuck in the river of rushing mud. Many of the crew became frightened because it was so sudden. Luckily, some large hook trucks come to our rescue and helped tow our production trucks to safety."


A photo of the flooding from Chan's blog

It's not clear where the incident occurred but there were heavy rain in southern China at the time.

The $80 million film also stars WWE's John Cena.

“I’d like to take this opportunity to say a heartfelt ‘thank you’ to all the people who came to help us," Chan writes.

"And also “sorry” to all the crew members who were frightened by the mudslide. Our production team will learn from this experience; be more alert to the weather conditions, do our best to protect our crew members and ensure that working conditions are absolutely safe. Thanks to everyone for your hard work!”

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