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Priest dies while trying to break world record of ‘being cooked’ while sitting inside huge pot

By Mason White 1:20 PM October 25, 2017
Lima Ba on the grill
Lima Ba on the grill
By: Alexis Bell  WorldWideWeirdNews.com

(Scroll down for video) A priest died during a stunt gone wrong in front of horrified onlookers and the video of the incident was uploaded to the Internet.

68-year-old Lim Ba of Malaysia, died while performing the “smoking man” ritual during the Nine Emperor Gods festival in Perlis.

Ba is believed to have died of a heart attack during the stunt, which took place outside a temple in Taoist, at 10:30 p.m., on Monday.

The ritual requires the person to sit on top of a large grill with coal underneath. The person is then covered with a very tall pot and the coal is set on fire causing the man to be “steamed.”

Ba wanted to break the world record by being steamed for over 75 minutes, which is the current record.

However, as he approached the 30-minute mark, the priest began hitting the metal pot.

His assistants were seen in the video quickly removing the metal cover and rescuing Ba, who was trembling and screaming.

Ba has undergone a heart bypass procedure two years ago.

He later died.