Murcia, Spain – A 46-year-old Spaniard participating in a beer drinking contest has died after downing seven litres of the beverage.
The rules of the contest, staged in Gea y Truyols in the southern Murcia region on Wednesday, requested that participants drink as much beer as possible in 20 minutes, Spanish media reported today.
Hospital watchman Joaquin G A won the competition with seven litres.
But he then started vomiting, fainted, and died on the way to hospital.
The village festivities featuring the event were called off.
Gea Y Truyols decreed three days of mourning.
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