Hot discussion victim: FIREBALL hits Pakistani news presenter during live debate (VIDEO)
The video of a Pakistani news anchor being struck by a fireball while live on air has gone viral across social media. The unprecedented event sent the anchor flying off his chair.
Astonishing footage posted on Twitter shows the news presenter on the Urdu-speaking channel mediating a debate.
“Do you think it’s easy for extremists to cross the border in a group?” he asks the panellists, before a loud popping sound is heard in the background, the Indian Express reports.
What just happened with this news anchor? pic.twitter.com/RoYLekEit0— Naila Inayat (@nailainayat) December 5, 2018
The following seconds sees the debate heating up to sweltering levels as a ball of fire plummets into the studio from the top-left corner, landing on the presenter.
While the latter flies off his chair and vanishes from the scene, the panellist carries on answering the question, unaware of the inferno sweeping through the studio.
The video took Twitter by storm, with mind-boggled people flocking to the platform to express astonishment at the stunning incident.
A lot of users found funny puns to make light of the situation as they tweeted:
He got fired!😁— محمد زبیر علی▪ (@ALI____MOHAMMED) December 6, 2018
I have only heard the phrase, "Pants on fire"!Now, have seen one.— Jose Puliampatta (@JosePuliampatta) December 5, 2018
Breaking News 🔥🔥🔥 Literally...— ✌V!shwajeeT (@VKondi) December 5, 2018
Other jokingly suggested the anchor had introduced too much of a “burning topic”.
He just lapped up a burning topic 🤣🤣🤣— Santanu Choudhury (@shaanstrokes) December 7, 2018
While another hailed the “5D effects” pioneered by the Pakistani news channel.
What??This news anchor broadcasting live news in 5D effect. This is the development of #NayaPakistan 😂😂😂— Priyanshu (@ThePriyansu) December 6, 2018
It’s the second time in a month that a Pakistan news outlet is thrown under the spotlight for mishaps on air.
Pakistan Television was in fact left red-faced after the Chinese capital of Beijing appeared spelt as ‘Begging’ in a caption during a live broadcast on November 4.
Coincidentally, that happened at the exact same time Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan was in the Chinese city to seek financial aid for his cash-strapped country.
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