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Kole: teenager collapses during drinking competition

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A teenager is in critical condition at Lira Regional Referral Hospital after collapsing during a wine-drinking competition.

19-year old Ogwal Abeno of Abak village in Alito Sub County, Kole district reportedly entered a competition to drink 20 bottles of Beb Wine on Thursday where the winner was to walk away with 10,000 shillings.

Abeno, however, collapsed after drinking the 12th bottle and is now unconscious in the hospital.

Paul Ogwok, the L.C1 chairman of Abak village said the competition was organized by a local resident identified as Okello Jimmy and it attracted three people including Abeno.

Ogwok attributes the incident on a high level of poverty among youths in the area that makes them engage in anything to earn money.

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