Drunk man dies after swallowing live snake
A FATHER of three in Uttar Pradesh, India, died after swallowing a small snake following a drunken dare, Malaysia Nanban reported.
Mahipal Singh, 40, was walking home inebriated when he saw a snake by the roadside and picked it up.
Egged on by bystanders, he swallowed the snake alive and began experiencing nausea and vomiting shortly afterwards.
Mahipal, who worked as a labourer, was admitted to a nearby hospital.
However, he died within four hours from apparent poisoning.
Police said they were looking for the people who reportedly goaded him on.
> Parents and activists, who were shocked by a recent fire which broke out at a school in Tebrau, Johor, have called for a quick transfer of students to the new school building, Malaysia Nanban reported.
The blaze was reportedly due to faulty electrical wiring.
An activist said the new building was completed two years ago, but remained empty because the necessary approval had not been obtained.