Man dies after downing entire Jagermeister bottle in two minutes in viral video

He was participating in a drinking competition with a £10 award for winner

Maroosha Muzaffar
Wednesday 13 July 2022 16:45 BST
<p>Jagermeister is a digestif liqueur that has an alcohol by volume of 35 per cent</p>

Jagermeister is a digestif liqueur that has an alcohol by volume of 35 per cent

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A South African man who drank an entire bottle of Jagermeister as part of a binge-drinking competition has died.

Police in Waterval, outside Louis Trichardt in Limpopo, have now opened an inquest into the death of the unidentified man, who they believe is around 25 or 30 years old.

A video showed him gulping down the bottle in less than two minutes over the weekend, while people clap and cheer him on. But he soon collapsed.

According to police spokesperson Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo, the incident took place at a local liquor outlet at Mashamba village in Elim.

Brig Mojapelo said the patrons participated in a drinking competition, in which the person who could consume an entire bottle of Jagermeister within a specified time would win R200 (about £10) in cash.

“One of them immediately collapsed thereafter and was taken to the local clinic, where he was certified dead,” Mr Mojapelo said, according to local media.

According to a study in 2017, in South Africa, “one in three individuals reported drinking alcohol, while one in seven reported binge drinking on an average day on which alcohol was consumed”.

It also added that the prevalence of self-reported binge drinking was highest among men and women in the 25-34 age range.

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