The Telegraph (UK) reported tomorrow about a mishap at a television station.
Thirty workers at a Turkmenistan television network have been sacked after a cockroach was seen scuttling across the newsreader's desk during a live broadcast, it has been reported.
The large brown insect crawled a full lap of the newsdesk on the 9pm news programme, Vatan, before the blooper was aired again on the 11pm edition.
The national station was bombarded with calls from disgusted viewers, who said the cockroach's guest appearance had put them off their dinner.
Officials from Turkmenistan's ministry of culture discovered the insect's guest appearance the following morning, and swiftly informed the country's president, Kurbanguly Berdymukhamedo.
He was so horrified that he fired 30 workers from the station, the Guardian reports.
The sacked workers included journalists, directors, camera operators, and technical staff. The country's minister for culture, Gulmurat Muradov, has also ordered an internal investigation.
I'd be horrified too.
But perhaps a thorough fumigation would be more effective than an internal investigation. Who's left to be investigated after all the workers have been fired?