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    Don’t Inhale! Video of BBC Reporter Giggling Near Burning Drugs Goes Viral

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    BBC’s Quentin Sommerville made a Christmas present to his Twitter followers by posting a video of his attempt to report on the destruction of a seized drug haul; he failed to remain composed in front of the camera while a huge pile of opiates and hashish burned away in the background, with the post going viral on the internet.

    MOSCOW, December 23 (Sputnik) — BBC’s Middle East Correspondent Quentin Sommerville posted a link to a video on his YouTube page on Monday where he  repeatedly struggled to finish a broadcast where he had posed a little too close to a burning 8.5 metric ton pile of drugs, which included hashish, heroin and opium.

    Quentin Sommerville, screenshot of video posted on YouTube.com
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    Quentin Sommerville, screenshot of video posted on YouTube.com

    The video, which he called 'Don't inhale', showed how he repeatedly interrupted his report by giggling at the camera, only able to say the first line.

    His tweet reportedly said 'Dear tweeps, it's been a year of bullets & bloodshed. You've earned an Xmas laugh, at my expense.'

    Quentin Sommerville, screenshot of video posted on YouTube.com
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    Quentin Sommerville, screenshot of video posted on YouTube.com

    Although the tweet and the Youtube video in his account were later deleted, the report went viral over the web and was shared by many users.

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