MOSCOW, December 25 (RIA Novosti) – Sometimes even a banana can be deadly – as a 19-year-old resident of the Ukrainian town of Grebenka found out when she tried to gobble them down against the clock.
The teenager braved a banana speed eating contest held by a local café in the central Poltava Region, Vpoltave.info regional news website reported on Tuesday.
But the hapless girl, whose name was withheld, choked on the fruit and had to be hospitalized with asphyxia, the report said.
The teenager survived, but law enforcement officers are looking into the incident, which happened on Saturday, but was not reported earlier. It remained unclear whether the contest was seen through to the end and if so, who set the banana guzzling record.