Drinking games at college parties is not unheard of but for 23-year-old Humberto Moura Fonseca, a student of Julio de Mesquita University in Bauru, Brazil one such game cost him his life.
Fonesco took 25 shots of vodka in under 60 seconds, and died in the ambulance before reaching the hospital. Alcohol poisoning was confirmed as his cause of death.
The most ironic bit of this entire story is a seemingly innocent quote that Fonseca added on his Facebook page many months ago. The quote, originally by Russian poet Vladimir Maiakovski, reads: "It is better to die from vodka than from boredom."
"We were all having a great time and someone came up with the idea of the drinking competition. I knew I'd already had too much and there was no way I was going to be able to drink five shots, let alone 25. But, Humberto and the others were really up for it," said his 23-year old friend Rodrigo Pancetti, according to this report by Metro UK. "I never thought that would become reality. But once he had finished he said he felt ill and suddenly collapsed."
Three other students who were brought in with him are still in ICU.
A police spokesman, who spoke to Mirror UK, said they are looking to charge the organisers with homicide.
"Two fourth year students at the university have been arrested for organising the event without a licence and for potentially causing the death of the student."
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Updated Date: Mar 17, 2015 17:52:29 IST