Sunday 21 December 2014

MH17: Sky News 'apologises profusely' after reporter goes through victim's luggage

Published 20/07/2014 | 19:03

THE broadcaster Sky News has "apologised profusely" after one of its reporters went through the luggage of a victim of the MH17 plane crash while live on air.

The reporter Colin Brazier was seen to lift a set of keys from a small bag which had burst open on impact, and gestured towards a toothbrush before pulling back.

"We shouldn’t really be doing this, I suppose, really," he said.

The clip quickly went viral, causing an outrage regarding a perceived insensitivity towards the 298 people who died when the plane was shot down over Ukraine last week.

In a statement, Sky News said it was sorry for any offence caused.

“Today whilst presenting from the site of the MH17 air crash Colin Brazier reflected on the human tragedy of the event and showed audiences the content of one of the victims’ bags,” the broadcaster said in a statement.

“Colin immediately recognised that this was inappropriate and said so on air. Both Colin and Sky News apologise profusely for any offence caused”.

 

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