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Roof of London’s O2 Arena ripped open by high winds

Parts of the roof of London’s O2 Arena were torn off by high winds on Friday February 18 as storm Eunice battered the UK. The Met Office issued rare red weather warnings as Storm Eunice was expected to bring extremely strong winds and disrupt much of the UK This video taken by Manu Kastia shows damage to the arena’s fiberglass fabric roof . The Royal Borough of Greenwich, where the venue is located, issued a statement on Twitter regarding the “terrible news” of the destruction, asking people to stay indoors and avoid the area surrounding the structure. The arena, which opened in 2000 and was originally named the Millennium Dome, has been featured in several movies and TV shows, including the 1999 James Bond film The World Is Not Enough. Credit: Manu Kastia via Storyful

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