London: An 18-year-old university student in Britain fell down a few stairs and died after he drank a whole bottle of rum in 15 minutes during a drinking contest.
Timothy Jarvis, a maths student at the University of Essex, suffered massive head injuries when he drunkenly stumbled down the stairs, according to reports.
Demitris Vachaviolos, a fellow student, told at an inquest that Mr Jarvis died after a drinking bet.
"They had a stopwatch as they drank a bottle of rum. Timothy claimed he could drink one in 30 minutes and did it in 15," he said.