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High Winds Cause Havoc on Game of Thrones Set

By on September 13, 2011

Storm force winds caused by the remains of Hurricane Katia sweeping across Ireland and Scotland have caused injuries on the Belfast set of Game of Thrones, it was reported by the Belfast Telegraph today.

Five people were injured when a marquee, containing a number of extras sitting down to lunch at about 1pm, was blown down.

One person inside the marquee at the time, who wishes to remain anonymous told the Belfast Telegraph what happened.

The crew, extras and everyone were in for lunch at about 1pm,” said the source. “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.”

The extras were later taken to Sheep Island View hostel before being brought home on buses.

Thankfully nobody was seriously hurt, but a lot of people are still in shock,” said local councillor Padraig McShane.

Photo copyright and courtesy of The Belfast Telegraph

Photo copyright and courtesy of The Belfast Telegraph