A South African man has died after drinking an entire bottle of spirit in just two minutes in an attempt to win a £10 bet: an amount which is slightly the equivalent of 5000 in Nigerian Naira.
Reports say the deceased (name undisclosed), had visited the store in Mashamba village in Limpopo to take part in the challenge, but eventually collapsed after almost finishing the 35 percent bottle of spirit.
It was gathered that after he fell to the ground, the man, aged between 25 and 30, was rushed to hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Further reports say that an inquest has now been opened into his death.
The Limpopo police spokesperson, Brig Motlafela Mojapelo was quoted as saying: “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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