A man has died after finishing off an entire bottle of Jagermeister in just under two minutes, according to reports.
The man, who is thought to be between the ages of 25 and 30, suffered lethal side effects after downing the entire bottle of Jagermeister during a binge drinking competition in Limpopo, South Africa.
In a video, which has gone viral on social media, the man is seen downing the drink without pausing – as people around him clap and cheer during the dangerous drinking competition.
He drank the whole bottle without a single break in under two minutes before passing out from the excessive consumption.
The man reportedly collapsed after polishing off the bottle in the competition where competitors win money if they consume a bottle of Jagermeister in under two minutes.
The man, who was looking to win the binge drinking competition for some extra money, was rushed to the hospital where he tragically passed away.
Police speak on the case
According to reports, police in Limpopo, South Africa have now launched an inquest into the death of the young man who died.
A spokesperson Brig Motlafela Mojapelo told Sowetan Live: “One of them immediately collapsed thereafter and was taken to the local clinic, where he was certified dead.”
The police are continuing their investigation into the man’s death.
Binge drinking, according to independent alcohol charity Drink Aware, is “having a lot of alcohol in a short space of time” which can be extremely dangerous.
The education charity states our bodies can only process roughly one unit of alcohol an hour – and less for some people.
They state: “By drinking a lot quicker, the amount of alcohol in your bloodstream can stop your body from working properly.
“This puts you at greater risk of accidents, alcohol poisoning, and other short- and long-term health issues.”
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