“Burning behind me is eight-and-a-half tonnes of heroin, opium, hashish and other narcotics,” Mr Sommervillle begins, before emitting a high-pitched giggle.
“Burning behind me…” he begins a second clip before again collapsing into laughter – or “corpsing”, as it is known by broadcasters.
In a third clip he is seen imploring his cameraman “Quick, quick! We just need one more” but appears incapable of saying anything further with both men descending into giggles.
Video: BBC's Quentin Sommerville laughs uncontrollably as he attempts to report on burning drugs - Telegraph