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Five hurt as Game of Thrones marquee is torn up by hurricane winds

FIive people were injured when a marquee was blown down at Ballintoy where the cast of Game of Thrones were filming part of the second series of the fantasy adventure drama.

The marquee was destroyed in the high winds that swept across the North Coast yesterday.

One person who was inside the marquee at the time, but did not want to be identified, has spoken of their terror

They told the Belfast Telegraph it was a terrifying experience.

"The crew, extras and everyone were in for lunch at about 1pm," they said.

"It all happened so quickly. The floor started to come up, then the side rose up, the roof took off and beams starting falling down.

"People were getting out whatever way they could. My heart fell. Everyone was screaming. There was bedlam in the whole place.

"The morning was fine, but the weather took a turn for the worse at midday.

"It was definitely a bit more drama than we were expecting."

Independent Moyle councillor Padraig McShane said the extras were then taken to Sheep Island View hostel before being brought home on buses.

"Unfortunately, the marquee was victim of the bad weather and some people were injured," he said.

"Thankfully nobody was seriously hurt, but a lot of people are still in shock."

A spokeswoman for the Northern Trust said four men and one woman were treated at the Causeway Hospital and then discharged.

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