Watch: Roof of London’s O2 Arena Ripped Open By Strong Winds From Storm Eunice


The roof of London’s O2 has been ripped open as the capital is battered by the high winds of Storm Eunice.

Footage shared online shows the outer layers of the dome being pulled away by strong gusts of wind.

An estimated 1,000 people were evacuated from arena Greenwich, London.

London Fire Brigade said firefighters had been called to a “partial roof collapse” at the venue – there were no reports of any injuries.

“In the last 45 minutes it started off as one small panel in the corner,” said Ben Hubbard, who filmed the video.

“It went right up to the center and now the second, third, and fourth panels are being completely shredded. I am not sure there is anything that can be done, this is serious damage.”

This evening’s performance of Fugees: The Score 25th Anniversary Tour at the O2 Arena has been postponed.

A spokesperson for the arena said: “Due to today’s adverse weather conditions, we can confirm that there has been some damage caused to the tent fabric in our roof at The O2.

“The affected areas have been cleared and The O2 will remain closed for the rest of the day. The safety of our visitors remains of paramount importance, and we will continue to assess the ongoing situation and act accordingly.”