The family of a man who died after a night of excessive drinking in eastern China have been paid off by his friends. The group gave the man’s relatives 1 million yuan (157,000 USD) as compensation, according to the Yangtse Evening Post.
The man, said to be in his 30s, was found dead in the bathtub of a hotel in Yangzhou, Jiangsu province, on Saturday night after a session of excessive binge drinking. It is thought he suffered a heart attack and collapsed.
The police, who pronounced the man dead at the scene, confirmed that his friends had reached a settlement agreement with his family. Paying compensation for drink-related deaths is becoming more and more common in China, where binge drinking is practically obilgatory at work banquets and friendly meet ups.
In February, a logistics company in Guangzhou paid the wife and two-year-old child of one of its employees 40,000 RMB (6,275 USD), after the 29-year-old died following a work function. The man had drunk 600ml (1.3 pints) of baijiu in non-stop rounds of toasting among colleagues.
In 2013, a survey by China Youth Daily found that 82 percent of 10,000 people polled think drinking alcohol is essential for career development in China.
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