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General News of Saturday, 30 March 2019


Man, 25, dies in binge drinking competition

File photo: Akpeteshie File photo: Akpeteshie

A 25-year-old man, Patrick Obeng Hamza, lost his life in a local gin – Akpeteshie – drinking competition at Ntankoful in the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis – 225km by road from the capital, Accra.

The police said the incident happened Thursday.

The incident which has left the youth in a state of shock saw the deceased consuming two bottles of the strong local liquor.

Hamza died in his third bottle attempt, official said.

He was rushed to a Clinic at Ntankoful where he was pronounced dead.

According to locals, one other collapsed during the binge competition but was revived after being given some food.

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