A video journalist has been killed on the Lebanon-Israel border after a rocket hit his crew providing live streaming for the news agency.
The horrific scene played out on a live internet feed – and footage of the moment as been shared on social media. In the disturbing clip, a woman – working for Reuters – can be heard screaming before saying “I can’t feel my legs”.
In a statement, Reuters wrote: “We are deeply saddened to learn that our videographer, Issam Abdallah, has been killed.
“Issam was part of a Reuters crew in southern Lebanon who was providing a live signal.
“Our thoughts are with their families at this terrible time.”
Journalists Thaer Al-Sudani and Maher Nazeh were also injured and are currently receiving medical treatment.
The live feed was terminated on Friday morning when rocket fire struck.
The footage captured a deafening explosion, followed by the woman shouting: “What happened?! What happened?! I can’t feel my legs! I can’t feel my legs!”
A man’s voice can be heard swearing in a state of panic.
The origin of the explosion remains uncertain.
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