News staff sacked after insect invasion
22 Feb 08

Turkmenistan President Kurbanguly Berdymukhamedov fired 30 employees of the main state television channel after a cockroach crawled across the studio desk during the 9pm news programme, Vatan, the news website Kronika Turkmenistan reported on 21 February.

The programme was repeated at 11pm, with officials from the ministry of culture only becoming aware of the cockroach’s cameo at 9am the following morning.
Journalists, directors, camera operators and technical staff were among those dismissed.
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