Quentin Sommerville, a BBC Middle East correspondent, struggled to finish his broadcast as he got high by standing a bit too close to a stack of burning drugs. He starts the report off fine, but as he started to say: “Burning behind me is eight and a half tonnes of heroin, opium, hashish and other narcotics,” a tiny giggle becomes full-blown laughter in just seconds. Continue reading for the video and more information.
After the first take, he tells the cameraman to try another take, but only manages to say “burning behind me,” before a fit of laughter ensues. They try for one last time, starting with “Ssh, quick, we just need one more,” but is unable to get all of the words out.