Man dies after drinking a full bottle of 35% spirit in two minutes in bid to win £10

Man dies after drinking a full bottle of 35% spirit in two minutes in bid to win £10

A video has caused quite a stir online as a man has died after drinking a full bottle of an spirit in just two minutes to win a £10 bet at a South African liquor store.

The unidentified man who is seen to be aged between 25 and 30 visited the store in Mashamba village in Limpopo and took part in the challenge to see who could drink a bottle the fastest. He drank the whole bottle of the 35 percent spirit before collapsing.

aged between 25 and 30, was rushed to hospital where he was pronounced dead

The prize for the drinking competition was R200 in cash, the equivalent of around £10.

An inquest has now been opened into his death.

Limpopo police spokesperson Brig Motlafela Mojapelo said: ‘Police in Waterval outside Louis Trichardt have opened a case of inquest following an incident of apparent misuse of alcohol that took place at one of the local liquor outlets at Mashumba Village where the patrons allegedly participated in what they called a ‘drinking competition.

‘The winner who could consume the entire bottle of Jägermeister within a specified time, would get R200 cash.

‘One of them immediately collapsed thereafter and was taken to the local clinic where he was certified dead.’

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