A pastor in Mozambique has died after trying to fast for 40 days, emulating what Christ is said to have done in the Bible.
Francisco Barajah, of the Santa Trindade Evangelical Church, died at a hospital in Beira, where he was taken for treatment while in critical condition.
He had stayed for 25 days without food or water. Doctors said he had acute anemia and his digestive organs had failed.
He was rehydrated with serums and an attempt was made to introduce liquid foods, but it was too late. He died on Wednesday.
The 40 day fast is described in the book of Matthew in the bible where Jesus stayed in the desert 40 days and nights without food or water.