A Russian stuntman has died after being ‘minced’ by a Nazi tank in a stunt gone wrong.
Oleg Shilkin, 31, was killed when the tank failed to stop and instead ran over him on the set of a World War Two movie, according to reports.
He died before an ambulance arrived at the set for Russian film Ilyinskye Frontier, which is being shot at a location 120 miles from Moscow.
Footage released by the Russian Investigative Committee showed detectives at the scene soon after his death.
Varvara Nikitina, vice president of Russian Stunt Guild, said there was deep shock at the accident.
“Everyone on the film set is in a state of disbelief, including those responsible for the tricks side,” she said.
A spokesman for Voenfilm studios said it was a “terrible, irreparable” incident during filming.
"As a result of an accident during the shoot of a complex battle scene with a large number of actors, crowd scenes and military equipment, stuntman Oleg Shilkin tragically died.
“Law enforcement officers are working on the set.”
The tank had been supposed to halt 10ft from Shilkin but did not stop and ran him down, it was reported.
The filmmakers declined to give further details.
The movie depicts a battle in October 1941 between the Red Army and Hitler’s invading forces.
The stuntman’s sister Ellina, 36, said her family were “too shocked” to speak.
But she said he was in “good shape” and had been “hopeful” that this major Russian film would further his career.
He had been on the film set for seven days when the tragedy occurred.
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