Strong winds disrupt Game of Thrones filming

Game of ThronesStrong winds in Northern Ireland have damaged part of the set for the hit HBO fantasy drama Game of Thrones and disrupted filming.

Strong winds have battered parts of the UK since the weekend – caused by the tail end of Hurricane Katia. Part of the set of Game of Thrones was damaged by the strong winds with one person being injured as a result of the damage according to BBC News. A marquee was ripped off in the high winds while there were people inside.

“It was very sudden and there was mass panic…People had to crouch under tables to protect themselves. They thought they were going to die. The structure just wasn’t able to withstand the strong winds.” – A “production worker” quoted by the BBC.

Filming for the fantasy drama had been called off for the day as a result of the high winds according to the production worker. Filming is currently taking place in Northern Ireland on the second series of the hit HBO drama. It was recently revealed that additional filming would also take place in Iceland and Croatia while new cast members such as Oona Chaplin, Hannah Murray, Natalie Dormer, Roy Dotrice, and Stephen Dillane joining the cast.

In the UK Game of Thrones airs on the newly launched Sky Atlantic.