A 35-year-old man has died instantly after drinking one litter of cane juice, a locally produced beverage in Ganta, Nimba County.
Eyewitnesses told this paper that the deceased and a friend had gone to a local entertainment center to drink when he allegedly threw out a challenge to drink one litter of the beverage. The late Abel Mantor allegedly met his death after taking in the entire litter of raw cane juice.
His sudden death has created panic among residents, particularly lovers of the bottle. Several residents of Ganta are calling on government to close down or reduce the number of drinking spots in the heavily populated commercial city.
The NewDawnNimba correspondent said teenagers, including students are seen in entertainment centers, drinking alcoholic beverages and getting intoxicated rather than focusing on their studies.
By Franklin Doloquee, Nimba – Editing by Jonathan Browne