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Beer pong with beer capsules can be dangerous: a doctor testifies

Doctors are warning the population, and more particularly young people, about a very dangerous student game. It consists of throwing beer capsules into glasses to make the participants drink. A sort of “beer pong”, but without a ping pong ball. In some cases, the young people end up swallowing the capsules that have fallen into the glasses, with an obvious risk of choking.

It’s almost become a habit for gastroenterologist Tarik Aquattah to remove beer capsules stuck in the middle of the esophagus. The last capsule goes back to last Thursday. The specialist withdrew ten in a few months. Today he is worried. Because his patients all have the same profile.

I know two / three people who have given their drink without seeing the capsule

It is mainly the student population of Louvain-La-Neuve. “It’s a game that can happen in the evening, but really in a friendly way, not for the purpose of giving someone a capsule, but to throw a capsule into a glass, like a beer pong., declares a student.

A student recounts, “I know two / three people who have had their drink without seeing the capsule and who ended up with the capsule in their stomach as well. You have to be careful, or in any case watch that the person knows it “.

Situations that can be dramatic

This game does not make emergency workers laugh at all because it can cause death. “The main risk is to injure the esophagus, or even to perforate it “, explains the gastroenterologist, “it can be situations which can be dramatic “.

If the phenomenon continues, the doctor does not rule out writing to the authorities in Louvain-La-Neuve to take measures.

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