Shock as Bar Owner Dies During Drinking Competition

A 28-year-old man identified as Brave Banda died in Kasungu, central Malawi, after drinking 10 bottles of spirit alcohol in a competition.

The man identified by the police as Brave Banda, who owned a bar, allegedly challenged customers in his bar last week that he could drink, in succession, 10 bottles of a gin containing 43 percent alcohol, if he succeeds in drinking the bottles, the customers watching would settle the bill.

The man was rushed to Kamboni Health Centre, where he died while receiving treatment.

A post-mortem conducted revealed the cause of death as due to hypoglycaemia.