A 48-year-old man from Kamuli district in Eastern Uganda was found dead Sunday, August 7 after winning a drinking competition the previous night, NTV Uganda reports.
The body of the deceased was found lying by the roadside near the bar where the contest was held.
“He died after drinking too much alcohol during the competition,” an eyewitness was quoted as saying.
It is alleged that the middle-aged man drunk too much alcohol to beat in the contest without considering the health risk.
“He drunk too much alcohol and did not care about his health.”
Residents, however, expressed their dismay on the rising cases of deaths caused by alcoholism in the area.
“We are baffled why so many people in our area keep dying of alcohol abuse,” the outlet quoted.