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

Actors and extras keep away from the destruction caused by the gale force winds that ripped a steel framed marquee right out of the ground, it was being used to hold the actors and extras and several were injured as a result on the Game of Thrones set in Co Antrim.
Picture submitted by Ryan McAnearney
Actors and extras keep away from the destruction caused by the gale force winds that ripped a steel framed marquee right out of the ground, it was being used to hold the actors and extras and several were injured as a result on the Game of Thrones set in Co Antrim. Picture submitted by Ryan McAnearney
Actors and extras keep away from the destruction caused by the gale force winds that ripped a steel framed marquee right out of the ground, it was being used to hold the actors and extras and several were injured as a result on the Game of Thrones set in Co Antrim. Picture submitted by Ryan McAnearney
The Coast Road Carrickfergus, as the waves crashes over the walls.Northern Ireland is being battered with extreme weather conditions as the tail end of Hurricane Katia sweeps across the Atlantic.
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The tail end of Hurricane Katia, currently crossing the Atlantic, hitting the north coast of Ireland at Portstewart on Monday. Gales of up to 80 mph, flooding and higher tides are expected to last into Tuesday morning. Picture Margaret McLaughlin
A train makes its way through strong winds as high waves batter the shore near Saltcoats, north Ayrshire
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The Coast Road Carrickfergus, as the waves crashes over the walls.Northern Ireland is being battered with extreme weather conditions as the tail end of Hurricane Katia sweeps across the Atlantic.
Fishermen hanging on to their boat as it is swamped with the tail end of Hurricane Katia, currently crossing the Atlantic, hitting the north coast of Ireland at Portstewart on Monday. Gales of up to 80 mph, flooding and higher tides are expected to last into Tuesday morning.
Fishermen attempt to secure their boats as the tail end of Hurricane Katia, currently crossing the Atlantic, hits the north coast of Ireland at Portstewart on Monday. Gales of up to 80 mph, flooding and higher tides are expected to last into Tuesday morning.
The tail end of Hurricane Katia, currently crossing the Atlantic, hitting the north coast of Ireland at Portstewart on Monday. Gales of up to 80 mph, flooding and higher tides are expected to last into Tuesday morning.
Fishermen attempt to secure their boats as the tail end of Hurricane Katia, currently crossing the Atlantic, hits the north coast of Ireland at Portstewart on Monday. Gales of up to 80 mph, flooding and higher tides are expected to last into Tuesday morning.
High speed winds hit the country yesterday as Northern Ireland experienced tailwinds from Hurricane Katia. People battled through the wind yesterday at Loughshore
High speed winds hit the country yesterday as Northern Ireland experienced tailwinds from Hurricane Katia. People battled through the wind yesterday at Loughshore
High speed winds hit the country yesterday as Northern Ireland experienced tailwinds from Hurricane Katia. People battled through the wind yesterday at Loughshore. Sonja Sleator battling through the winds
©Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland - 9th September 2011Severe winds in Belfast have brought down a tree partly blocking Kennedy Way to cars and pedestrians. Mandatory Credit - Picture by Stephen Hamilton/Presseye.com
©Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland - 9th September 2011Severe winds in Belfast have brought down a tree partly blocking Kennedy Way to cars and pedestrians. Mandatory Credit - Picture by Stephen Hamilton/Presseye.com
Gales and high tides sweep the coast at Blackpool as the remnants of Hurricane Katia hit British shores
Hurricane Katia as seen from International Space Station

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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