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Woman, 19, ‘chokes to death in vomit’ during ride on ‘Kamikaze’ fairground ride: Turkish theme park operators ‘refused to stop when parents saw she was in distress’

  • Zeynep Gunay visited Hayrola Luna Park in Istanbul with her family on Monday
  • During the Kamikaze ride, she fell unconscious and choked on her own vomit
  • Family claims operators repeatedly ignored pleas to stop the ride and told relatives to ‘knock Gurnay two or three’ after she was taken unconscious
  • Gunay, who wanted to become a psychologist, was pronounced dead in hospital
  • After her death it turned out that she had passed grades to get on the dream course










Teen Zeynep Gunay has died after choking on her own vomit during a ride at a Turkish amusement park called the Kamikaze

A teenager has died after choking on her own vomit while riding at a Turkish amusement park called the Kamikaze.

The family of Zeynep Gunay, 19, claims operators ignored their pleas to stop the ride after finding herself in distress on Monday.

The incident took place between 2 and 3 PM local time in the Avcilar district of Hayrola Luna Park Istanbul.

Gunay, who dreamed of becoming a psychologist, went to the park to relax while waiting for her exam results.

A final photo from CCTV footage shows the teen, dressed in a white mask, gray hijab and light, patterned jacket, sitting in the ride waiting for it to start.

Gunay reportedly fell unconscious during the ride and vomited.

Her parents claim they repeatedly asked the operators to stop the ride, but were ignored.

They also claim that, when the ride was finally stopped and she was removed unconscious, operators advised Gunay to hit “two or three times” to help her wake up.

A final photo from CCTV footage shows Gunay (right), dressed in a white mask, gray hijab and light jacket with a pattern on it, sitting in the ride waiting for it to start

A final photo from CCTV footage shows Gunay (right), dressed in a white mask, gray hijab and light jacket with a pattern on it, sitting in the ride waiting for it to start

According to Fatih Gunay, an uncle, the young woman’s family was forced to call an ambulance themselves because park officials did not take the situation seriously enough to call one.

Gunay was taken to hospital, where she was pronounced dead. Since then, she has been buried in Beylikduzu, a suburb of Istanbul.

Faith believes his niece died due to negligence and said the family would do anything to get justice.

Gunay's parents claim they repeatedly asked the operators to stop the Kamikaze ride (pictured) but were ignored

Gunay’s parents claim they repeatedly asked the operators to stop the Kamikaze ride (pictured) but were ignored

The young woman's parents also claim that when the ride (pictured) was eventually stopped and she was removed unconscious, operators advised Gunay to hit

The young woman’s parents also claim that when the ride (pictured) was eventually stopped and she was removed unconscious, operators advised Gunay to hit “two or three times” to help her wake up

After Gunay’s death, it was revealed that she had achieved the results she needed to pursue her desired university education. Haberler reported.

It is not clear whether a formal complaint has already been lodged with authorities, or whether Gunay’s family’s allegations are under police investigation.

Hayrola Luna Park did not immediately respond to a request from MailOnline for comment.

A statement from the park, written in Turkish, appeared in local media in a form that could not be electronically translated.

Gunay dreamed of becoming a psychologist and after her death it was reportedly revealed that she had obtained the exam results she needed to get her desired education

Gunay dreamed of becoming a psychologist and after her death it was reportedly revealed that she had obtained the exam results she needed to get her desired education

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