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.
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.'
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.