A South African man died after drinking a full bottle of 35 percent spirit in two minutes to win £10.
The unidentified man went to the store in Mashamba, Limpopo, during a competition to see who could finish a bottle of alcohol fastest.
He took the challenge and drank the bottle in two minutes, but then collapsed.
The 25- to 30-year-old man was rushed to the hospital but pronounced dead on arrival.
The drinking challenge prize was R200 (N5,000) or £10.
Limpopo Police Command confirmed the incident.
Police in Waterval outside Louis Trichardt have opened an inquest after an incident of apparent alcohol misuse at a Mashumba Village liquor store, where patrons allegedly participated in a ‘drinking competition.’
“The winner who finished a bottle of Jägermeister in time would get R200.”
“One of them collapsed and was pronounced dead at the clinic”
A social media video shows the deceased being encouraged to drink alcohol.