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Woman dies after binging on soju



A woman died after sharing 60 bottles of soju with a friend in a 10-day binge in a real-life reflection of the movie “Leaving Las Vegas,” police said Thursday.

According to police, the 44-year-old woman was found dead Wednesday at noon in a motel in Jeongseon, Gangwon Province.

Korean soju
Korean soju

Police discovered 60 empty bottles of soju at the scene. They said the woman appears to have died from heavy drinking, although the exact cause is to be determined through an autopsy. 

A 41-year-old man, who drank with her, told his mother, who then reported the death to the police.

According to investigators, the two met at an alcohol treatment center and came to Jeongseon for a trip on March 19, which turned into a deadly marathon boozing session.
The man testified to police that they had decided to “drink till (they) died.”

By Byun Hee-jin (