- The Washington Times - Tuesday, December 23, 2014

BBC reporter Quentin Sommerville had a hard time finishing up a segment recently as he stood downwind from an opium fire.

Mr. Sommerville started giggling uncontrollably while trying to explain the pile of narcotics burning beside him while shooting in Afghanistan. The reporter released the video this week to his Twitter followers as an early “xmas laugh.” He later deleted it due to copyright issues, The Telegraph reported.

“Burning behind me is eight-and-a-half tons of heroin, opium, hashish and other narcotics,” Mr. Sommervillle begins, before emitting a high-pitched giggle.

“Burning behind me…” he begins in a second clip before losing his composure again.

In another clip he asks the cameraman to hurry up and shoot before he loses it again, causing them both to erupt into laughter.

The BBC said the video was filmed four years ago and has never been seen before. The BBC did not confirm further details of where the video was recorded, The Telegraph reported.

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