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Veteran Reporter Stands a Little Too Close to 8 Tons of Burning Narcotics — Watch the Video That 'Was Never Broadcast\


" hasn’t been seen before and was never broadcast."

BBC Middle East correspondent Quentin Somerville was caught on video seemingly getting high on accident after standing a little too close to more than 8 tons of burning narcotics in Afghanistan.

“Burning behind me is eight-and-a-half tonnes of heroin, opium, hashish and other narcotics,” Somerville reported before suddenly laughing uncontrollably.

Watch the video via the Telegraph:

Somerville later posted the blooper video on Twitter, but had to delete it due to copyright issues. “Dear tweeps, it’s been a year of bullets & bloodshed,” he wrote on Twitter.

The BBC confirmed in a statement that the video was “filmed four years ago.”

“It was filmed four years ago – it hasn’t been seen before and was never broadcast,” the statement added.

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