In case you were wondering, this is what "eight and a half tons of heroin, opium, hashish and other narcotics" burning behind you does.
The video was filmed a few years ago, when Sommerville was the BBC correspondent in Afghanistan. It went viral this week, after the raw cut was tweeted as a "holiday treat."
Sommerville tried his best to keep it together, a consummate professional.
But in the end, well...
Sheera Frenkel is a cybersecurity correspondent for BuzzFeed News based in San Francisco. She has reported from Israel, Egypt, Jordan and across the Middle East. Her secure PGP fingerprint is 4A53 A35C 06BE 5339 E9B6 D54E 73A6 0F6A E252 A50F
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