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.
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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