Man dies after downing bottle of Jägermeister in under two minutes for £10 bet

A man has "paid with his life" after downing a whole bottle of Jägermeister to win a bet worth less than a tenner.

The bloke, reportedly aged between 25 and 30, passed away at the Blue Corner Car Wash & Liquor Restaurant in the village of Ha-Mashamba, close to Elim in South Africa.

Police say the tragic incident took place on Sunday (July 10) at around 11.30pm.

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He had entered into the bet for R200 (£9.90). Whoever got through the 35% ABV bottle of liqueur the quickest was set to claim the prize.

The man managed to finish the bottle in under two minutes but immediately experienced some form of health issue.

In a video of the incident shared online, he can be seen being held up by another man and swaying side to side as the drink goes down.

Music is playing as other punters encourage him to drink faster.

According to police spokesperson, Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo an investigation is underway.

He 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 Mashamba village where the patrons allegedly participated in what they called a 'drinking competition'.

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"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."

Reacting to the video online, one person said: "Worst part of it that, this isn't funny at was a game that turned out all wrong from all directions."

Another said he had "paid with his life."


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