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Zombies hurt in Resident Evil film set accident

People dressed as zombies take part in a "zombie walk" in Stockholm, Sweden - 12 June 2010
Image caption Zombies are beyond the dead, but apparently not beyond minor injury

Emergency crews called to an accident on a film set in Toronto were confronted with alarming blood and gore - but it wasn't as bad as it looked.

Actors dressed as zombies for the latest Resident Evil film were injured when a high platform moved suddenly.

"It did kind of catch us off-guard when we walked in," said police Sergeant Andrew Gibson.

Twelve actors were taken to hospital with injuries ranging from bruising to a broken leg.

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Media captionNicole Rodrigues, EMS: "I was trying to figure out where the blood was coming from and what blood was real blood."

"I could see the look on the first paramedic, saying 'Oh my God'," Toronto emergency medical services Commander David Ralph told Associated Press news agency.

The accident happened when the zombie actors were moving between two platforms at the Cinespace Film Studios in Toronto and a gap opened up, police said.

Seven of the injured zombies were walking again on the set later in the day.