Four stunt artists were hurt in a special-effects accident on the set of the soap opera "All My Children," the ABC show said Friday.

"Unfortunately, during a shoot which included planned special effects, four stunt people were injured," the show said in a statement. "All four are expected to make a swift recovery."

The accident occurred Tuesday at a studio on West 66th Street.

The daytime show had publicized upcoming Mardi Gras episodes that included "an explosion that rocks Pine Valley and its residents."