NBC News team’s driver killed in explosion in Syria near reporters (VIDEO)

NBC News team’s driver killed in explosion in Syria near reporters (VIDEO) | Русская весна

A local driver working with an NBC News team in Syria was killed Saturday when a device exploded near the group of journalists, NBC News announced.

“Earlier today, a device exploded in the vicinity of a group from NBCNews in Syria. We are thankful that NBC employees escaped unharmed, however one of the local drivers working with them was tragically killed,” NBC News President Noah Oppenheim said in a statement. “Our deepest sympathies go out to his family and loved ones.”

The network is gathering information about the incident and is “in touch with the driver’s family to support them however we can,” Oppenheim said. The exact location of the explosion was not released, nor the name of the victim.

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