In order to win a £10 bet at a South African liquor store, a man drank the entire bottle of spirit in just two minutes and passed away.

The unnamed resident came to the store in the Limpopo settlement of Mashamba and participated in the competition to see who could drink a bottle the quickest. Before passing out, he consumed the entire bottle of the 35% spirit.

The man, who was between the ages of 25 and 30, collapsed and was taken to the hospital where he was later declared dead.

The winning entry in the drinking contest received R200 in cash, which is about £10.

His death is currently the subject of an open investigation.

Brig. Motlafela Mojapelo, a spokesman for the Limpopo police, said: “Police in Waterval outside Louis Trichardt have opened a case of inquest following an incident of obvious alcohol misuse that occurred at one of the neighborhood bars in Mashumba Village where the customers allegedly took part in what they called a “drinking competition.”

“The winner would receive R200 cash if they could finish the entire bottle of Jägermeister in the allotted time.

One of them passed out right away and was rushed to the nearby clinic, where he was pronounced dead.

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