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Five injured as 'Game of Thrones' set hit by winds

Sep. 13, 2011 at 8:46 AM ET

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The Game of Thrones set.

High winds on the northern coast of Ireland caused a tent to collapse on the set of HBO's "Game of Thrones," injuring five, according to The Belfast Telegraph.

The remnants of Hurricane Katia blew through Ballintoy, where the Emmy-nominated series was filming its second season, and destroyed a "marquee" (a large, open-sided and temporary tent) where crew and extras were having lunch around 1 p.m. Four men and one woman were reported to have been treated at a local hospital.

The article quotes someone who was inside at the time, but chose not to be identified; the witness 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."

Local politician Padraig McShane said extras were taken to a hostel before being brought home on buses, adding, "Thankfully nobody was seriously hurt, but a lot of people are still in shock."

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