In order to win a £10 wager at a South African liquor store, a man drank the entire bottle of whiskey in under two minutes and later passed away.
The unnamed local came to the shop in the Limpopo village of Mashamba and participated in the competition to see who could down a bottle the quickest. He finished the entire bottle of the 35% spirit before passing out.
After falling to the ground, the man, 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.’